Review: could Effexor cause Short-term memory loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 51,903 people who take Effexor. Among them, 1,661 have Short-term memory loss. See who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Effexor (latest outcomes from 54,828 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Effexor include nausea, nausea aggravated, depression, stress and anxiety, depression aggravated.
Short-term memory loss
Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 455,356 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 18, 2014: 50,088 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 1,621 people (3.24%) 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||38.17%||24.25%||6.56%||8.35%||13.12%||5.77%||3.78% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Effexor * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||4.97%||6.70%||15.62%||24.24%||29.20%||19.27% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Effexor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||12.50%||50.00%||29.17%||8.33% |
How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Short-term memory loss||5.88%||17.65%||76.47% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (694 people, 42.81%)
- Anxiety (254 people, 15.67%)
- Pain (140 people, 8.64%)
- Bipolar disorder (115 people, 7.09%)
- Breast cancer (96 people, 5.92%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Effexor xr (911 people, 56.20%)
- Neurontin (243 people, 14.99%)
- Ambien (224 people, 13.82%)
- Xanax (216 people, 13.33%)
- Seroquel (196 people, 12.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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I suffer from severe to moderate memory loss a friend told me it was due to klonopin It has been 7 years though since I suffered a concussion in a car accident. Been trying to get disability forever. I can't even handle a minimum wage job bc the steps I have to take r instantly out of my brain. I have a masters degree. So I don't think it's the concussion I think it's the meds. The muscle relaxant r brand new so we can't blame them. So could it be the klonopin
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