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 52,333 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.
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Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,150 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 49,852 Syncope patients)
On Mar, 31, 2015: 52,318 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.
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- A study of side effects of Effexor Xr for a 49-year old woman with Migraine. The patient has Indigestion
- A study of side effects of Effexor Xr for a 71-year old man with Depression - Elderly.
- A study of drug interactions between Macrobid, Effexor Xr, Metformin for a 58-year old woman with Urinary Tract Infection, Depression, Diabetes. The patient has Vomiting, Night Sweats, Urge Incontinence, Ear Congestion, Cough, Chest Ct, Scan Lymph Nodes
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.
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