Effexor Depression Side Effect Reports


The following Effexor Depression side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Depression, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Effexor or it might take time to develop.


Depression, Headache, Neck Pain, Back Pain

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 38-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Effexor (dosage: Unk, Once A Day), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Effexor the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
These side effects may potentially be related to Effexor.
Dry Mouth, Depression, Asthenia, Tooth Loss, Weight Decreased, Gingival Disorder, Impaired Work Ability, Economic Problem

This Depression Effexor side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Mar 05, 2014. A Female , 51 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was treated with Effexor. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Dry Mouth
  • Depression
  • Asthenia
  • Tooth Loss
  • Weight Decreased
  • Gingival Disorder
  • Impaired Work Ability
  • Economic Problem
. Effexor dosage: 1 Pill Once Daily. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Ativan (1 Pill Twice Daily)
Depression, Eye Pruritus, Eyelids Pruritus, Ocular Hyperaemia, Erythema Of Eyelid

This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 74-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: major depression, who was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage:Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Depression
  • Eye Pruritus
  • Eyelids Pruritus
  • Ocular Hyperaemia
  • Erythema Of Eyelid
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Effexor Xr treatment in female patients suffering from major depression, resulting in Depression.
Depression, Affect Lability, Crying

A 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: depression,post-traumatic stress disorder,anxiety,panic attack,blood cholesterol increased,back pain,pain in extremity,intervertebral disc protrusion,diabetes mellitus started Effexor Xr treatment (dosage: 225 Mg (one 150 Mg Capsule And One 75mg Capsule At A Time), 1x/day) on NS. Soon after starting Effexor Xr treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Affect Lability
  • Crying
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Effexor Xr side effects, such as Depression.
Withdrawal Syndrome, Nausea, Depression

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Effexor Xr on Jan 21, 2014. Patient felt the following Effexor side effects: withdrawal syndrome, nausea, depression Additional patient health information: Female , 44 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Effexor Xr dosage: 375 Mg, Daily. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Desvenlafaxine (Unk)
Suicidal Ideation, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Irritability, Crying, Migraine, Feeling Abnormal, Depression, Bedridden

This report suggests a potential Effexor Xr Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 51-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Effexor Xr (dosage: 75mg X 3, Daily) starting 2000. Soon after starting Effexor Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
  • Irritability
  • Crying
  • Migraine
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Depression
  • Bedridden
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Atenolol/chlorthalidone (Atenolol 100/chlorthalidone 25, Unk)
  • Armour (60 Mg, Unk)
  • Xanax (0.5 Unk, Unk)
  • Aspirin (Unk)
  • Vitamin D (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Effexor Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Depression, Agitation, Movement Disorder, Withdrawal Syndrome, Nervousness, Malaise, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Hyperhidrosis

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Dec 18, 2013 by a Female taking Effexor Xr (dosage: 75 Mg, Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 61 years of age, weighting 249.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Effexor side effects: depression, agitation, movement disorder, withdrawal syndrome, nervousness, malaise, activities of daily living impaired, hyperhidrosis. Additional medications/treatments:
Depression, Withdrawal Syndrome, Abnormal Behaviour, Dyspnoea, Tremor, Dysphemia

This Depression problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On NS a consumer started treatment with Effexor Xr (dosage: 75 Mg, 1x/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Effexor Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Depression
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Dyspnoea
  • Tremor
  • Dysphemia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Headache, Depression, Condition Aggravated

This is a Effexor side effect report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression and was treated with Effexor (dosage: NA) starting May 06, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Condition Aggravated
This opens a possibility that Effexor could cause Depression and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Gastric Disorder, Depression, Weight Decreased, Thyroid Disorder

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 22, 2013. A female patient from US , 56 years of age, weighting 317.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Effexor Xr. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Effexor side effects: gastric disorder, depression, weight decreased, thyroid disorder. Effexor Xr dosage: 450 Mg, Daily (once At Night). The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Effexor Xr.
Depression, Depressed Mood, Tremor, Anxiety, Insomnia, Hypersomnia

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 59-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression,anxiety. The patient was prescribed Effexor Xr (dosage: 150 Mg, 1x/day), which was started on 201307. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Effexor Xr the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Depressed Mood
  • Tremor
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Hypersomnia
These side effects may potentially be related to Effexor Xr.
Fall, Joint Injury, Head Injury, Foot Fracture, Back Disorder, Body Height Decreased, Exercise Lack Of, Depression

This Depression Effexor Xr side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Dec 09, 2013. A Female , 63 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was treated with Effexor Xr. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Fall
  • Joint Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Foot Fracture
  • Back Disorder
  • Body Height Decreased
  • Exercise Lack Of
  • Depression
. Effexor Xr dosage: 150 Mg, 2x/day. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Xanax (Unk, 2x/day)
Depression

This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 43-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage:75 Mg, 1x/day, start time: Nov 01, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Depression
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Effexor Xr treatment in female patients suffering from depression, resulting in Depression.
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain, Dizziness, Depression, Feeling Of Despair

A 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: depression,anxiety started Effexor treatment (dosage: 1 Pill Twice Daily Taken By Mouth) on NS. Soon after starting Effexor treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Feeling Of Despair
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Effexor side effects, such as Depression.
Off Label Use, Depression

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Effexor Xr on Oct 16, 2013. After Effexor was administered, patient encountered several Effexor side effects: off label use, depression Additional patient health information: Female , 55 years of age, weighting 134.9 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Effexor Xr dosage: 75 Mg, Daily. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Heart Rate Decreased, Depression, Memory Impairment

This report suggests a potential Effexor Xr Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 79-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Effexor Xr (dosage: 225 Mg (by Taking 150mg Capsule In The Morning And 75mg Capsule At Night)) starting 201311. Soon after starting Effexor Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Heart Rate Decreased
  • Depression
  • Memory Impairment
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Effexor Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Depression

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 10, 2013 by a male taking Effexor Xr (dosage: 300 Mg, Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 40 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Effexor side effects: depression. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lamictal (150 Mg, Daily)
Depression, Product Substitution Issue

This Depression problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): major depression.On 201304 a consumer started treatment with Effexor Xr (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Effexor Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Depression
  • Product Substitution Issue
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Depression

This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression,anxiety,panic disorder and was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage: 150 Mg, Daily) starting 201308. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Depression
This opens a possibility that Effexor Xr could cause Depression and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Lethargy, Nausea, Depression, Condition Aggravated, Product Substitution Issue

This Depression side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Sep 03, 2013. A female patient from US , 55 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Effexor Xr. Patient felt the following Effexor side effects: lethargy, nausea, depression, condition aggravated, product substitution issue. Effexor Xr dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Wellbutrin Xl
These side effects may potentially be related to Effexor Xr.
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Effexor Depression Causes and Reviews


Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have Depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum Depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for Depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Effexor Depression Reviews

Sun, 17 May 2009
Effexor was horrible for me...as soon as I started it I started having panic attacks worse than ever (supposed to help them) scary bad dreams, waking up in a sweat and not knowing who I was, then Depression. The first day I expeirenced the panic attacks fast heartrate, I called my Dr. and he assured me that it could not have taken effect that fast, not true! He told me to keep takin the medicine, I trusted his word until I ended up in the hospital feeling like I was loosing my mind. I ended up going into a very deep Depression. This was many years ago but I read some of the post and thought I would share my experience. If your told that there is no way that you could be feeling any interactions on the first day, use your own judgement, I trusted my Dr's word and I almost died.
Sat, 06 Feb 2010
had Effexor yesterday 75 mg not again nusea,blurred vision and today the worst longest headache I have ever had,GP didn't even check my BP before prescription.I am recovering from a fractured skull think I will deal with my Depression without drugs
Mon, 02 May 2011
I have been on Effexor 75mg. 3 times a day. My dosage was lowered to 75 mg. 2x. I have been on this medication for about 25 yrs. I got the sweats, my eyes got blurry, and itchy skin. I know that the cause of my Depression was the life style I had. I am not depressed anymore and would like to get off this medication. I spoke to my shrink and he told me I could go down to 1 pill a day. Now I would like to get off it completely. Has anyone done this out there? :)
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