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Review: could Effexor cause Syncope (Fainting)?

We study 52,220 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 895 have Syncope. Find out below who they are, when they have Syncope and more.

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Effexor

Effexor (latest outcomes from 55,017 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Syncope

Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone) (latest reports from 319,086 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 22, 2014: 52,200 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 895 people (1.71%) have Syncope.

Trend of Syncope in Effexor reports

Time on Effexor when people have Syncope * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Syncope51.85%16.67%5.56%4.63%8.33%10.19%2.78%

Age of people who have Syncope when taking Effexor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Syncope0.00%0.00%3.19%9.90%12.40%23.21%20.59%30.72%

Severity of Syncope when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Syncope40.00%40.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Syncope ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Syncope100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (189 people, 21.12%)
  2. Anxiety (88 people, 9.83%)
  3. Pain (54 people, 6.03%)
  4. Osteoporosis (43 people, 4.80%)
  5. Metastases to bone (42 people, 4.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (297 people, 33.18%)
  2. Zometa (164 people, 18.32%)
  3. Aspirin (141 people, 15.75%)
  4. Ambien (140 people, 15.64%)
  5. Lasix (139 people, 15.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Do you have Syncope while taking Effexor?

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I take Effexor XR daily upon waking up, as well as Adderall Xr.
    I take Valium 2 mg only as needed and in this particular incident
    I took 1 Valium 2 mg twelve hours apart from other medication.
    I passed out, and could not be brought to for 20 minutes.
    Drenched in sweat, eyes rolled in back of head, no control of neck and
    No recollection of any of it once passed out. This happened just last night 12/16/2011.
    Oddly enough, I happened to be visiting a friend in the hospital.

    Reply

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