Review: could Effexor cause Short-term Memory Loss?


Short-term memory loss is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression . We study 35,734 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,162 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 has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 59,197 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with weakness, confusional state, diarrhea, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 71,070 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Aug, 20, 2016

35,734 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor.
Among them, 1,162 people (3.25%) 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: 24.03 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.91 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.85 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.83 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.43 %
  • 10+ years: 5.43 %

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

  • female: 71.02 %
  • male: 28.98 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.11 %
  • 2-9: 0.11 %
  • 10-19: 3.1 %
  • 20-29: 5.65 %
  • 30-39: 13.51 %
  • 40-49: 23.81 %
  • 50-59: 26.8 %
  • 60+: 26.91 %

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

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 22.22 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

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

  • while on drug: 11.11 %
  • after off the drug: 11.11 %
  • not yet: 77.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (306 people)
  • Pain (103 people)
  • Anxiety (91 people)
  • Breast Cancer (66 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (61 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (165 people)
  • Neurontin (157 people)
  • Xanax (154 people)
  • Seroquel (135 people)
  • Zometa (132 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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