Review: could Effexor cause Short-term memory loss?
We study 52,177 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 (latest outcomes from 54,966 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Short-term memory loss
Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 466,290 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Jul, 15, 2014: 52,177 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 1,662 people (3.19%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.36% of all the 466,540 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.
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||37.72%||24.56%||6.48%||8.25%||13.56%||5.70%||3.73% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Effexor * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||4.85%||6.66%||15.71%||24.71%||28.86%||19.22% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Effexor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||12.24%||48.98%||28.57%||10.20% |
How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Short-term memory loss||11.11%||16.67%||72.22% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (710 people, 42.72%)
- Anxiety (257 people, 15.46%)
- Pain (146 people, 8.78%)
- Bipolar disorder (118 people, 7.10%)
- Breast cancer (98 people, 5.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Effexor xr (924 people, 55.60%)
- Neurontin (245 people, 14.74%)
- Ambien (228 people, 13.72%)
- Xanax (219 people, 13.18%)
- Seroquel (198 people, 11.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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what drugs could be attributing to my short term memory losss
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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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Can you please give me information as to whether taking these medicines can cause these symptoms. Thanks.
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