Review: could Effexor cause Syncope?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 1.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 51,903 people who take Effexor. Among them, 895 have Syncope. See who they are, when they have Syncope and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Effexor (latest outcomes from 54,828 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Effexor include nausea, nausea aggravated, depression, stress and anxiety, depression aggravated.
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone) (latest reports from 310,471 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Mar, 4, 2014: 51,903 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 895 people (1.72%) have Syncope.
Time on Effexor when people have Syncope * :
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Age of people who have Syncope when taking Effexor * :
Severity of Syncope when taking Effexor ** :
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How people recovered from Syncope ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (189 people, 21.12%)
- Anxiety (88 people, 9.83%)
- 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, 33.18%)
- Zometa (164 people, 18.32%)
- Aspirin (141 people, 15.75%)
- Ambien (140 people, 15.64%)
- Lasix (139 people, 15.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
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