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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 52,240 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 55,054 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Trend of effexor reports

Syncope

Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone) (latest reports from 49,805 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

Trend of Syncope reports

On Nov, 26, 2014: 52,240 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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