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Review: could Effexor cause Myoclonic jerks?
Summary: Myoclonic jerks could be caused by Effexor, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Effexor xr, and have Depression - elderly.
We study 52,101 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Myoclonic jerks. Find out below who they are, when they have Myoclonic jerks and more.
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Effexor (latest outcomes from 54,875 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Myoclonic jerks (involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles) (latest reports from 4,042 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, gastroesophageal reflux disease, fibromyalgia, stress and anxiety.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 52,097 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 38 people (0.07%) have Myoclonic Jerks. They amount to 0.94% of all the 4,036 people who have Myoclonic Jerks on eHealthMe.
Time on Effexor when people have Myoclonic jerks * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Myoclonic jerks||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Myoclonic jerks when taking Effexor * :
|Myoclonic jerks||0.00%||0.00%||9.09%||24.24%||24.24%||24.24%||9.09%||9.09% |
Severity of Myoclonic jerks when taking Effexor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Myoclonic jerks||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Myoclonic jerks ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Myoclonic jerks||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression - elderly (1 people, 2.63%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Effexor xr (6 people, 15.79%)
- Temazepam (6 people, 15.79%)
- Zyrtec (2 people, 5.26%)
- Alprazolam (2 people, 5.26%)
- Klonopin (2 people, 5.26%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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