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Review: could Effexor cause Short-term memory loss?

Summary: Short-term memory loss could be caused by Effexor, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Effexor xr, and have Depression.

We study 52,101 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,662 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 (latest outcomes from 54,875 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 461,356 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 51,943 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 1,662 people (3.20%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.36% of all the 460,767 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Effexor reports

Time on Effexor when people have Short-term memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss37.72%24.56%6.48%8.25%13.56%5.70%3.73%

Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Effexor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.00%4.85%6.66%15.71%24.71%28.86%19.22%

Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss12.24%48.98%28.57%10.20%

How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss11.11%16.67%72.22%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (710 people, 42.72%)
  2. Anxiety (257 people, 15.46%)
  3. Pain (146 people, 8.78%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (118 people, 7.10%)
  5. Breast cancer (98 people, 5.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (924 people, 55.60%)
  2. Neurontin (245 people, 14.74%)
  3. Ambien (228 people, 13.72%)
  4. Xanax (219 people, 13.18%)
  5. Seroquel (198 people, 11.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • what drugs could be attributing to my short term memory losss

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I am experiencing nasty memory loss, usually of recent things. Long term memory appears to be intact, although fuzzy at time.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Can you please give me information as to whether taking these medicines can cause these symptoms. Thanks.

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