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Review: Effexor xr side effects

In this review, we analyze Effexor xr side effects by the time on the drug, and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Effexor xr. The review is based on 20,361 people who have side effects while taking Effexor xr from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Effexor xr

Effexor xr (latest outcomes from 21,799 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (venlafaxine hydrochloride): Effexor, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 20,361 people who reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr are studied

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Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Drug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeAnxiety
NauseaDizzinessDizzinessDizzinessDizzinessDizzinessDepressionDepression
DizzinessNauseaNauseaHeadacheNauseaNauseaDrug IneffectiveNausea
HeadacheHeadacheFeeling AbnormalNauseaParaesthesiaParaesthesiaAnxietyDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
Suicidal IdeationAnxietyParaesthesiaParaesthesiaAnxietyDepressionDizzinessDizziness
InsomniaParaesthesiaHeadacheDepressionHeadacheAnxietyCryingPain
AnxietySuicidal IdeationDepressionSuicidal IdeationDepressionFeeling AbnormalNauseaDrug Ineffective
Feeling AbnormalFeeling AbnormalAnxietyFeeling AbnormalFeeling AbnormalHeadacheParaesthesiaHeadache
DepressionDepressionSuicidal IdeationInsomniaSuicidal IdeationInsomniaInsomniaFatigue
Condition AggravatedCondition AggravatedTremorAnxietyInsomniaCryingSuicidal IdeationFeeling Abnormal

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug Exposure During PregnancyConvulsionSuicidal IdeationDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeNauseaFall
Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusAggressionSuicide AttemptNauseaNauseaNauseaDrug Withdrawal SyndromeNausea
Drug Exposure Via Breast MilkStaringDrug Withdrawal SyndromeAnxietyDizzinessDepressionAnxietyAnxiety
IrritabilityWeight IncreasedAgitationSuicidal IdeationAnxietyDizzinessDepressionDepression
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome NeonatalAgitationAggressionDizzinessDepressionAnxietyDizzinessFatigue
Feeding Disorder NeonatalBipolar DisorderCompleted SuicideDepressionHeadacheHeadacheHeadacheDrug Ineffective
Premature BabyBiteDepressionHeadacheSuicidal IdeationParaesthesiaPainDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
ConvulsionScreamingNauseaPainDrug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveDyspnoea
Rib FractureSuicidal BehaviourCondition AggravatedFeeling AbnormalFatigueFeeling AbnormalFatigueDizziness
Tremor NeonatalDepressionAngerSuicide AttemptParaesthesiaSuicidal IdeationInsomniaPain

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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tammy (2 years ago):

Iv been on effexor xr for 2 yrs. I am a female age 40 I tapered down from 150 Mg to 75 Mg over a two month period. Suddenly I developed severe agoraphobia. I had not ever had anything like this prior. I had some minor issues but nothing to this degree. I could not even take a shower. I felt so bad i was afraid to be seen in public for fear of someone seeing how sick I was and me winding up in a mental hospital. I did not want to be alone at all. My doctor added 5 then 10 Mg of lexapro it helped me but I had to stop the lex apro due to some side effectts. Now im back to square one. He offered ability to help me thrum until I can get off the effexor but I do not want to take a medicine like that. I don't understand why this has happened to me all I know is effexor has ruined mine and my family's life.
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tammy (2 years ago):

Iv been on effexor xr for 2 yrs. I am a female age 40 I tapered down from 150 Mg to 75 Mg over a two month period due to severe neck and shoulder tension that also was in the leer part of my head. Suddenly I developed severe agoraphobia and depression I had not ever had anything like this prior. My doctor added 5 then 10 Mg of lexapro it helped me but I had to stop the lexapro due to some side effects. Now im back to square one. He offered ability to help me thru until I can get off the effexor but I do not want to take a medicine like that. I don't understand why this has happened to me all I know is effexor has ruined mine and my family's life for now but I will get off this medicine somehow
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jodyjean0821 (3 years ago):

Effexor has horrible withdrawl symptoms!! Use caution when deciding to use this drug as I have experienced nausea, dizzyness, extreme tiredness, brain zaps, headaches when trying to wean off it! I would strongly recommend seeking an alternative to this drug!
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    My first RA Dr. put me on Plaquenil, it seemed to work for six months, then stopped - I thought the dose would be adjusted but it wasn't, so I went to another RA Doc - C-RP wasn't too high, sero neg. Was put on methotrexate - I ended up with a mouth sore the NEXT day, then bumps started appearing on my face, like zits, but NOT zits. I didn't touch them, but they ulcerated, left me full of scars on face, legs, etc - I have been OFF methotrexate for 5 years AND still have the same problem along with a daily fever (100+) and severe sweating - I knew the bumps were a sign of being allergic to Methotrexate, I quit it right away, called Dr. to get in - they told me 3 months (I was an established patient). In terms of fever and sweating, the ONLY thing I have in common with some of these posts and drug lists is METHOTREXATE - I wouldn't allow a pet to take it. I seem to have more in common with a friend who as MS - but my reg. doc doesn't listen to that. I can't take bio. drugs (live in "fungal" region), so I take pain medicine - as little as possible, I guess the Methotrexate is STILL messing with my body. I have a very good acupuncturist - when I told him that my Doc. wasn't "sure" about RA, he poked me (lightly) with his finger in two places and ask which hurt more. He confirmed the RA as it travels on certain meridians in Chinese medicine. Had I picked a different spot for hurting more, then we would have to figure out what I really had. My joints are deteriorating but now I'm afraid of the drugs for RA, so I just put up with and manage the pain (which is extreme) with pain meds, cold therapy (I love my cryo-cuff), and acupuncture. I wish that the side effects of RA drugs weren't as bad as they are! Leaving Cymbalta, Lyrica, Plaquenil and Methotrexate (all at different times) OUT of my body made me realize that they did affect me - I was "foggy" and sluggish mentally but didn't really notice it until I quit them.

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