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Review: could Effexor cause Urinary incontinence?





Summary: Urinary incontinence is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Effexor xr, and have Depression.

We study 52,255 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 377 have Urinary incontinence. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary incontinence and more.

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Effexor

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (view latest outcomes from 55,069 users)

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain.(latest reports from Urinary incontinence 18,495 patients)

On Dec, 4, 2014: 52,255 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 378 people (0.72%) have Urinary Incontinence.

Trend of Urinary incontinence in Effexor reports

Time on Effexor when people have Urinary incontinence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary incontinence31.91%29.79%12.77%12.77%12.77%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Urinary incontinence when taking Effexor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urinary incontinence0.83%0.00%1.11%5.28%8.33%14.17%43.61%26.67%

Severity of Urinary incontinence when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Urinary incontinence0.00%42.86%42.86%14.29%

How people recovered from Urinary incontinence ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Urinary incontinence0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (73 people, 19.31%)
  2. Anxiety (67 people, 17.72%)
  3. Breast cancer (52 people, 13.76%)
  4. Osteoporosis (25 people, 6.61%)
  5. Metastases to bone (24 people, 6.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (182 people, 48.15%)
  2. Zometa (93 people, 24.60%)
  3. Neurontin (88 people, 23.28%)
  4. Xanax (83 people, 21.96%)
  5. Lexapro (77 people, 20.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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