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Review: could Effexor cause Short-term memory loss (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 month, also take medication Effexor xr, and have Depression.
We study 52,240 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,668 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 (latest outcomes from 55,054 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Short-term memory loss
Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 469,176 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Oct, 30, 2014: 52,240 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 1,668 people (3.19%) have Short-term Memory Loss.
Time on Effexor when people have Short-term memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Short-term memory loss||37.28%||24.47%||6.41%||8.35%||13.40%||6.02%||4.08% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Effexor * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||4.83%||6.64%||15.77%||24.74%||28.87%||19.15% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Effexor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||12.73%||50.91%||25.45%||10.91% |
How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Short-term memory loss||9.09%||18.18%||72.73% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (714 people, 42.81%)
- Anxiety (258 people, 15.47%)
- Pain (146 people, 8.75%)
- Bipolar disorder (119 people, 7.13%)
- Breast cancer (98 people, 5.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Effexor xr (929 people, 55.70%)
- Neurontin (245 people, 14.69%)
- Ambien (229 people, 13.73%)
- Xanax (219 people, 13.13%)
- Seroquel (198 people, 11.87%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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