Effexor side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Effexor side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Effexor. The review is based on 74,257 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Effexor

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 80,229 users)


On Nov, 07, 2018

74,257 people who take Effexor are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Effexor side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Suicide attempt
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight decreased
1 - 6 months:
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
  • Vertigo
  • Suicide attempt
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
6 - 12 months:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Premature baby
1 - 2 years:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Vertigo
  • Weight increased
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
2 - 5 years:
  • Weight increased
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Vomiting
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
5 - 10 years:
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Weight increased
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Vomiting
10+ years:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
not specified:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

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Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
male:
  • Weight increased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Death

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Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Premature baby
  • Tremor neonatal (excited neuromuscular activity of newborns)
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Maternal drugs affecting foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)
  • Sudden infant death syndrome
2-9:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
10-19:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide attempt
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
20-29:
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Vision blurred
  • Drug ineffective
30-39:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Suicide attempt
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
40-49:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
50-59:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug hypersensitivity
60+:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Drug ineffective

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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