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Review: could Effexor cause Short-term memory loss?

We study 52,200 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,665 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 54,990 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 467,172 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 52,194 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 1,665 people (3.19%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.36% of all the 467,081 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 loss37.50%24.41%6.45%8.20%13.48%6.05%3.91%

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%4.84%6.65%15.74%24.78%28.80%19.18%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss13.46%50.00%26.92%9.62%

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

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss10.00%20.00%70.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (713 people, 42.82%)
  2. Anxiety (257 people, 15.44%)
  3. Pain (146 people, 8.77%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (119 people, 7.15%)
  5. Breast cancer (98 people, 5.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (927 people, 55.68%)
  2. Neurontin (245 people, 14.71%)
  3. Ambien (229 people, 13.75%)
  4. Xanax (219 people, 13.15%)
  5. Seroquel (198 people, 11.89%)

* 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 (5 months ago):

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

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  • From this study (8 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 (8 months ago):

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

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