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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 20,396 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 21,848 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 Nov, 28, 2014: 20,396 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 Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Anxiety
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DizzinessDizzinessDizzinessDizzinessDizzinessDepressionDepression
DizzinessNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)Feeling AbnormalNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)AnxietyDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Suicidal IdeationAnxietyParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)AnxietyDepressionDizzinessDizziness
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Headache (pain in head)DepressionHeadache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)CryingPain
AnxietySuicidal IdeationAnxietySuicidal IdeationDepressionAnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug Ineffective
Feeling AbnormalFeeling AbnormalDepressionFeeling AbnormalFeeling AbnormalFeeling AbnormalParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Headache (pain in head)
DepressionDepressionSuicidal IdeationAnxietySuicidal IdeationInsomnia (sleeplessness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Condition AggravatedCondition AggravatedTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)CryingSuicidal IdeationFeeling Abnormal

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug Exposure During PregnancyConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Suicidal IdeationDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fall
Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)AggressionSuicide AttemptNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug Exposure Via Breast MilkStaring (a prolonged gaze or fixed look)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)AnxietyDizzinessDepressionAnxietyAnxiety
IrritabilityWeight IncreasedAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Suicidal IdeationAnxietyDizzinessDepressionDepression
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome Neonatal (prenatal nas is caused by discontinuation of drugs taken by the pregnant mother)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)AggressionDizzinessDepressionAnxietyDizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Feeding Disorder Neonatal (when newborn refuse to drink milk)Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)DepressionHeadache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)Drug Ineffective
Premature BabyBiteDepressionHeadache (pain in head)Suicidal IdeationParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)PainDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Screaming (a long loud piercing cry)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Feeling AbnormalFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Suicidal BehaviourAngerPainDrug IneffectiveFeeling AbnormalFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
Tremor Neonatal (excited neuromuscular activity of newborns)DepressionCondition AggravatedSuicide AttemptParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Suicidal IdeationInsomnia (sleeplessness)Headache (pain in head)

* 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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