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Effexor XR (Venlafaxine) - Side Effect Reports to FDA

 
 



This is an index of side effect / adverse reaction reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Effexor XR (Venlafaxine) and submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Reports by Event Outcome

All Cases (1925)
Death (51)
Life Threatening Events (20)
Disability (76)

Reports by Reaction Type

Depression (216)Drug Ineffective (193)Withdrawal Syndrome (178)Feeling Abnormal (158)Anxiety (145)Malaise (143)Dizziness (142)Headache (139)Nausea (112)Suicidal Ideation (82)Crying (75)Insomnia (70)

Below are a few examples of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Effexor XR (Venlafaxine). For a complete list or a specific selection of reports, please use the links above.

Possible Effexor XR side effects in 75 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from France on 2012-08-27

Patient: 75 year old female

Reactions: Malaise, Fall, Face Injury

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Dosage: 75 mg, 3x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Abnormal Behaviour
    Start date: 2011-10-01

Imovane
    Dosage: 7.5 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Abnormal Behaviour
    Start date: 2011-10-01
    End date: 2012-03-12

Risperdal
    Dosage: 2.5 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Abnormal Behaviour
    Start date: 2011-10-01

Xanax
    Dosage: 0.5 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Abnormal Behaviour
    Start date: 2011-10-01

Other drugs received by patient: Micardis; Hydrea; Glucophage; Aspirin; Crestor



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 64 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 64 year old female, weighing 71.7 kg (157.7 pounds)

Reactions: Lung Neoplasm Malignant

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR

Other drugs received by patient: Trazodone



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 52 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 52 year old female, weighing 81.6 kg (179.6 pounds)

Reactions: Vomiting, Palpitations, Dizziness, Withdrawal Syndrome, Hyperhidrosis

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Indication: Depression

Effexor XR
    Dosage: 150 mg daily
    Indication: Anxiety
    End date: 2012-08-01

Other drugs received by patient: Synthroid



Possible Effexor XR side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Dermatitis Contact, Pruritus, Urticaria

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR



Possible Effexor XR side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Agitation, Feeling Jittery, Headache, Withdrawal Syndrome, Depression, Crying

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR



Possible Effexor XR side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: male

Reactions: Drug Effect Decreased, Aggression

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Dosage: unk

Venlafaxine HCL
    Dosage: 150 mg, unk

Venlafaxine HCL
    Dosage: unk



Possible Effexor XR side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Macular Oedema, Venous Occlusion

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 45 year old male

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 45 year old male

Reactions: Death

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Alprazolam
    Dosage: 3.5 mg, 1x/day
    Start date: 2012-01-17
    End date: 2012-03-07

Effexor XR
    Dosage: 300mg, every morning
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-12-22



Possible Effexor XR side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: DRY Mouth, Tooth Disorder

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor
    Dosage: unk

Effexor XR
    Dosage: unk



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 48 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: 48 year old female, weighing 90.7 kg (199.5 pounds)

Reactions: Hypothyroidism, Allergy To Animal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR

Other drugs received by patient: Estradiol; Prilosec



Possible Effexor XR side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: female

Reactions: Withdrawal Syndrome

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 52 year old female

Reported by a physician from Netherlands on 2012-08-24

Patient: 52 year old female, weighing 70.0 kg (154.0 pounds)

Reactions: Optic Atrophy

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Dosage: 150 mg, daily
    Indication: Anxiety Disorder
    Start date: 2006-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-01

Refusal
    Dosage: 250 mg, daily
    Indication: Alcoholism
    Start date: 2006-01-01
    End date: 2010-01-01



Possible Effexor XR side effects in

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient:

Reactions: Hair Colour Changes

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor
    Dosage: unk

Effexor XR
    Dosage: unk



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 56 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: 56 year old female, weighing 81.0 kg (178.2 pounds)

Reactions: Goitre, Drug Ineffective, Sensory Disturbance, Screaming, Feeling Abnormal, Paraesthesia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Dosage: 150 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression

Effexor XR
    Dosage: 75 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety

Other drugs received by patient: Metoprolol



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 42 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: 42 year old female, weighing 86.2 kg (189.6 pounds)

Reactions: Ear Infection, Laryngitis

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR

Other drugs received by patient: Rebif; Ferrous Sulfate



Possible Effexor XR side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: female

Reactions: Pain, Bronchitis, Mood Swings, Crying

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 25 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from France on 2012-08-24

Patient: 25 year old male

Reactions: Weight Decreased, Ageusia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Dosage: 75 mg, 1 df 1x/day in the morning
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-05-17
    End date: 2012-07-16

Effexor XR
    Dosage: 37.5 mg, in the morning
    Start date: 2012-07-16



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 56 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: 56 year old female

Reactions: Tremor

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor
    Dosage: unk

Effexor XR
    Dosage: unk



Possible Effexor XR side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: female

Reactions: Breast Cancer

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 58 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from China on 2012-08-23

Patient: 58 year old female, weighing 62.0 kg (136.4 pounds)

Reactions: Blood Pressure Increased, Choking Sensation, Off Label Use, Dizziness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Indication: Neuralgia

Effexor XR
    Indication: Autonomic Neuropathy

Effexor XR
    Dosage: 75 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2010-03-16
    End date: 2010-03-17

Mecobalamin
    Dosage: 0.5 mg*30/0.5mg



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 36 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 36 year old female

Reactions: Nausea, Dizziness, Headache, Withdrawal Syndrome, Feeling Abnormal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cymbalta
    Indication: Depression

Cymbalta
    Dosage: 60 mg, daily
    Indication: Anxiety

Effexor XR
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2003-02-01

Effexor XR
    Dosage: 37.5 mg, daily
    End date: 2012-08-01

Effexor XR
    Dosage: 300 mg, daily
    Indication: Depression



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 54 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 54 year old female, weighing 57.6 kg (126.7 pounds)

Reactions: Cardiac Discomfort, Vein Disorder, Headache, Hyperhidrosis, Hypertension

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR

Other drugs received by patient: Amlodipine; Morphine; Nortriptyline; Alprazolam; Metoprolol; Hydroxyzine; Hydrocodone Bitartrate + Acetaminophen; Carisoprodol



Possible Effexor XR side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: male

Reactions: Confusional State, Nervousness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 26 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 26 year old male

Reactions: Brain Injury, Depression, Intentional Self-Injury

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Dosage: 150 mg 2 in the morning, 1 at bedtime
    Indication: Depression

Zoloft
    Dosage: 100 mg twice in the morning
    Indication: Depression



Possible Effexor XR side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: female

Reactions: Back Disorder

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 50 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 50 year old female, weighing 90.7 kg (199.5 pounds)

Reactions: Malaise, Thinking Abnormal, Feeling Abnormal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Dosage: 150mg in morning and 75mg at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression

Lipitor
    Dosage: unk

Other drugs received by patient: Synthroid; Prevacid; Timolol; Dextrostat



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 58 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 58 year old female, weighing 77.1 kg (169.6 pounds)

Reactions: Vomiting, Retinal Disorder, Blindness, Haematemesis

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 1999-01-01

Effexor XR
    Dosage: 300 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Prilosec
    Dosage: 20 mg, as needed
    Indication: Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease

Other drugs received by patient: Adderall; Doxepin; Keflex; Morphine; Norco



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 31 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 31 year old female

Reactions: Thinking Abnormal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 25 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 25 year old male

Reactions: Foot Fracture, Drug Intolerance

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Dosage: 75 mg, qam
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression

Effexor XR
    Dosage: 75 mg, 2x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2007-08-08

Effexor XR
    Dosage: 37.5 mg, 2x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Panic Disorder

Other drugs received by patient: Seroquel; Clonazepam



Possible Effexor XR side effects in 34 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-22

Patient: 34 year old male, weighing 113.4 kg (249.4 pounds)

Reactions: Mania, Pain, Depression, Feeling Abnormal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Dosage: unk
    Start date: 2012-04-01

Venlafaxine HCL
    Dosage: 75 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2011-06-01

Other drugs received by patient: Lithium; Strattera

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