Review: could Effexor cause Syncope (Fainting)?
Summary: Syncope is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Effexor xr, and have Depression.
We study 52,318 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 896 have Syncope. Find out below who they are, when they have Syncope and more.
You are not alone: join a support group for people who take Effexor and have Syncope >>>
Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,143 Effexor users)
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 49,845 Syncope patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 52,300 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 896 people (1.71%) have Syncope.
Time on Effexor when people have Syncope * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Syncope when taking Effexor * :
Severity of Syncope when taking Effexor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Syncope ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (190 people, 21.21%)
- Anxiety (88 people, 9.82%)
- Pain (54 people, 6.03%)
- Osteoporosis (43 people, 4.80%)
- Metastases to bone (42 people, 4.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Effexor xr (297 people, 33.15%)
- Zometa (164 people, 18.30%)
- Aspirin (141 people, 15.74%)
- Ambien (140 people, 15.62%)
- Lasix (139 people, 15.51%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Do you have Syncope while taking Effexor?
You are not alone! Join a mobile support group on :
- support group for people who take Effexor and have Syncope
- support group for people who take Effexor
- support group for people who have Syncope
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Calcium, Letrozole for a 61-year old woman with Osteoporosis Postmenopausal, Cancer - Breast. The patient has Fainting
- A study of drug interactions between Synthroid, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Amlodipine for a 59-year old man with Low Thyroid, Mood, Blood Pressure. The patient has Pain - Shoulder
- A study of drug interactions between Klonopin, Wellbutrin Xl, Effexor Xr for a 56-year old woman with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression. The patient has Increased Tendency To Bruise
- A study of drug interactions between Hydrochlorothiazide, Lasix, Metformin for a 38-year old woman with Edema - Peripheral, Peripheral Edema, Passed Out, Diabetes. The patient has Constipation, Bloating, Painful Urination, Pain - Leg, Unable To Get Pregnant, Unable To Concentrate, Passed Out
- A study of side effects of Clopidogrel for a 67-year old woman with TIA. The patient has Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)
Recent Effexor related drug comparison:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.