Review: could Effexor cause Short-term Memory Loss?


Summary

Short-term memory loss is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression . We study 32,394 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,233 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Effexor

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 54,389 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with weakness, confusional state, diarrhea, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 61,146 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Jul, 29, 2016

32,394 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor.
Among them, 1,233 people (3.81%) have Short-term Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor cause Short-term memory loss?

Time on Effexor when people have Short-term Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 23.68 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.42 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.53 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.16 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.68 %
  • 10+ years: 4.21 %

Gender of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Effexor *:

  • female: 73.43 %
  • male: 26.57 %

Age of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Effexor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.96 %
  • 20-29: 8.18 %
  • 30-39: 13.13 %
  • 40-49: 22.93 %
  • 50-59: 25.66 %
  • 60+: 24.14 %

Severity if Short-term Memory Loss when taking Effexor **:

  • least: 17.65 %
  • moderate: 47.06 %
  • severe: 23.53 %
  • most severe: 11.76 %

How people recovered from Short-term Memory Loss **:

  • while on drug: 12.5 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 87.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (271 people)
  • Pain (90 people)
  • Anxiety (77 people)
  • Breast Cancer (58 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (57 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (152 people)
  • Xanax (142 people)
  • Neurontin (142 people)
  • Seroquel (121 people)
  • Wellbutrin (114 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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