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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 20,367 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 21,806 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, 25, 2014: 20,367 people who reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr are studied
Most common side effects over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified |
|Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Anxiety |
|Dizziness||Nausea||Nausea||Headache||Nausea||Paraesthesia||Drug Ineffective||Nausea |
|Headache||Headache||Feeling Abnormal||Nausea||Paraesthesia||Nausea||Anxiety||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome |
|Suicidal Ideation||Anxiety||Headache||Paraesthesia||Anxiety||Depression||Dizziness||Dizziness |
|Anxiety||Suicidal Ideation||Anxiety||Suicidal Ideation||Depression||Feeling Abnormal||Nausea||Drug Ineffective |
|Feeling Abnormal||Feeling Abnormal||Depression||Feeling Abnormal||Feeling Abnormal||Headache||Paraesthesia||Headache |
|Depression||Depression||Suicidal Ideation||Insomnia||Suicidal Ideation||Insomnia||Insomnia||Fatigue |
|Condition Aggravated||Condition Aggravated||Tremor||Anxiety||Insomnia||Crying||Suicidal Ideation||Feeling Abnormal |
Most common side effects by age * :
|Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||Convulsion||Suicidal Ideation||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Nausea||Fall |
|Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus||Aggression||Suicide Attempt||Nausea||Nausea||Nausea||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Nausea |
|Drug Exposure Via Breast Milk||Staring||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Anxiety||Dizziness||Depression||Anxiety||Anxiety |
|Irritability||Weight Increased||Agitation||Suicidal Ideation||Anxiety||Dizziness||Depression||Depression |
|Drug Withdrawal Syndrome Neonatal||Agitation||Aggression||Dizziness||Depression||Anxiety||Dizziness||Fatigue |
|Feeding Disorder Neonatal||Bipolar Disorder||Completed Suicide||Depression||Headache||Headache||Headache||Drug Ineffective |
|Premature Baby||Bite||Depression||Headache||Suicidal Ideation||Paraesthesia||Pain||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome |
|Convulsion||Screaming||Nausea||Pain||Drug Ineffective||Drug Ineffective||Drug Ineffective||Dyspnoea |
|Rib Fracture||Suicidal Behaviour||Anger||Feeling Abnormal||Fatigue||Feeling Abnormal||Fatigue||Dizziness |
|Tremor Neonatal||Depression||Condition Aggravated||Suicide Attempt||Paraesthesia||Suicidal Ideation||Insomnia||Pain |
* 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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