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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 52,255 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,669 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 has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 55,076 users)

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Short-term memory loss 62,109 patients)

On Nov, 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.

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 loss37.28%24.47%6.41%8.35%13.40%6.02%4.08%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.00%4.83%6.64%15.77%24.74%28.87%19.15%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss12.73%50.91%25.45%10.91%

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

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss9.09%18.18%72.73%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (714 people, 42.81%)
  2. Anxiety (258 people, 15.47%)
  3. Pain (146 people, 8.75%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (119 people, 7.13%)
  5. Breast cancer (98 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (929 people, 55.70%)
  2. Neurontin (245 people, 14.69%)
  3. Ambien (229 people, 13.73%)
  4. Xanax (219 people, 13.13%)
  5. Seroquel (198 people, 11.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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