Effexor Insomnia Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Insomnia, 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.


Road Traffic Accident, Abnormal Dreams, Insomnia, Decreased Interest, Irritability, Crying, Depressed Mood

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Effexor Xr (dosage: 150 Mg, 1x/day), which was started on 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lamictal (Unk)
  • Pristiq (Unk)
  • Clonazepam (Unk)
When starting to take Effexor Xr the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased Interest
  • Irritability
  • Crying
  • Depressed Mood
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Effexor Xr.
Panic Attack, Insomnia

This Insomnia Effexor side effect was reported by a physician from US on Feb 14, 2014. A male , 57 years of age, was treated with Effexor. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Panic Attack
  • Insomnia
. Effexor dosage: Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Atrophic Vulvovaginitis, Essential Hypertension, Hormone Level Abnormal, Menopause, Migraine, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Osteoarthritis, Insomnia, Rhinitis Allergic

This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage:75 Mg, Once A Day (qd), start time: NS), combined with:
  • Zyrtec (10 Mg, Once A Day)
  • Zantac (300 Mg, Once A Day (1 Tablet))
  • Vagifem (10 Ug, Once Daily For 14 Days And Then 2 Times Per Week For Duration Of Use)
  • Tramadol (50 Mg, Every 8 Hours As Needed)
  • Mobic (7.5 Mg, Once A Day)
  • Prilosec (40 Mg, Once A Day)
  • Diovan (320 Mg, Once A Day)
  • Trazodone (50 Mg, Once A Day)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Atrophic Vulvovaginitis
  • Essential Hypertension
  • Hormone Level Abnormal
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Rhinitis Allergic
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 NA, resulting in Insomnia.
Malaise, Irritability, Anxiety, Crying, Insomnia, Retching, Feeling Abnormal, Aphonia

A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: depression started Effexor Xr treatment (dosage: 300 Mg (2 Capsule Of 150 Mg In The Morning), 1x/day) on NS. Soon after starting Effexor Xr treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Malaise
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Crying
  • Insomnia
  • Retching
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Aphonia
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Effexor Xr side effects, such as Insomnia.
Incorrect Dose Administered, Hallucination, Visual, Confusional State, Insomnia, Anaemia, Fatigue

A female patient from FR was prescribed and started Effexor Lp on Jan 13, 2014. Patient felt the following Effexor side effects: incorrect dose administered, hallucination, visual, confusional state, insomnia, anaemia, fatigue Additional patient health information: Female , 90 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Effexor Lp dosage: 75 Mg, 1x/day. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Xanax (0.5 Df, 3x/day)
  • Temesta (1 Mg, 1x/day At Bedtime)
  • Ixprim (1 Df, 3x/day)
  • Ixprim (8 Df, Daily)
The patient was hospitalized.
Anxiety, Dyspnoea, Suicidal Behaviour, Insomnia

This report suggests a potential Effexor Xr Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 31-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): anxiety and used Effexor Xr (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Effexor Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Dyspnoea
  • Suicidal Behaviour
  • Insomnia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Effexor Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Depression, Depressed Mood, Tremor, Anxiety, Insomnia, Hypersomnia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Nov 22, 2013 by a Female taking Effexor Xr (dosage: 150 Mg, 1x/day) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 59 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Effexor side effects: depression, depressed mood, tremor, anxiety, insomnia, hypersomnia. Additional medications/treatments:
Crying, Decreased Interest, Asthenia, Fatigue, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia, Feelings Of Worthlessness, Feeling Guilty

This Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Effexor Xr (dosage: Unk). 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:
  • Crying
  • Decreased Interest
  • Asthenia
  • Fatigue
  • Apathy
  • Psychiatric Symptom
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings Of Worthlessness
  • Feeling Guilty
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Anxiety, Insomnia, Abdominal Discomfort, Tension, Restlessness, Dyspnoea

This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 30-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Tension
  • Restlessness
  • Dyspnoea
This opens a possibility that Effexor Xr could cause Insomnia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Crying, Anxiety, Decreased Interest, Depressed Mood, Fatigue, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia, Disturbance In Attention

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 08, 2013. A female patient from US , 30 years of age, was treated with Effexor Xr. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Effexor side effects: crying, anxiety, decreased interest, depressed mood, fatigue, apathy, psychiatric symptom, insomnia, disturbance in attention. Effexor Xr dosage: Unk. These side effects may potentially be related to Effexor Xr.
Crying, Asthenia, Fatigue, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia, Feelings Of Worthlessness, Feeling Guilty, Irritability

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 30-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Effexor Xr (dosage: Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Effexor Xr the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Crying
  • Asthenia
  • Fatigue
  • Apathy
  • Psychiatric Symptom
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings Of Worthlessness
  • Feeling Guilty
  • Irritability
These side effects may potentially be related to Effexor Xr.
Crying, Anxiety, Decreased Interest, Depressed Mood, Asthenia, Fatigue, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia

This Insomnia Effexor Xr side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 04, 2013. A Female , 30 years of age, was treated with Effexor Xr. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Crying
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased Interest
  • Depressed Mood
  • Asthenia
  • Fatigue
  • Apathy
  • Psychiatric Symptom
  • Insomnia
. Effexor Xr dosage: Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Crying, Anxiety, Decreased Interest, Depressed Mood, Fatigue, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia, Feeling Guilty

This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 30-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage:Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Crying
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased Interest
  • Depressed Mood
  • Fatigue
  • Apathy
  • Psychiatric Symptom
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling Guilty
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Effexor Xr treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Insomnia.
Fatigue, Asthenia, Headache, Insomnia, Disturbance In Attention, Irritability, Appetite Disorder

A 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Effexor Xr treatment (dosage: Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Effexor Xr treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Asthenia
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Irritability
  • Appetite Disorder
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Effexor Xr side effects, such as Insomnia.
Headache, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Fatigue, Balance Disorder, Malaise, Insomnia, Vomiting Projectile

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Effexor Xr on Nov 04, 2013. After Effexor was administered, patient encountered several Effexor side effects: headache, musculoskeletal stiffness, fatigue, balance disorder, malaise, insomnia, vomiting projectile Additional patient health information: Female , 84 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Effexor Xr dosage: 75 Mg, Daily. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Weight Increased, Paraesthesia, Formication, Feeling Abnormal, Withdrawal Syndrome, Vomiting, Headache, Insomnia, Abnormal Dreams

This report suggests a potential Effexor Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 45-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Effexor (dosage: 225 Mg, Daily) starting NS. Soon after starting Effexor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Weight Increased
  • Paraesthesia
  • Formication
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Abnormal Dreams
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Effexor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Insomnia, Decreased Appetite

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Sep 06, 2013 by a Patient taking Effexor (dosage: Unk) . Location: US , 60 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Effexor side effects: insomnia, decreased appetite. Additional medications/treatments:
Anxiety, Insomnia, Depressed Mood

This Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): panic disorder.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:
  • Magnesium (Unk, Weekly)
  • Lorazepam (0.5 Mg, 1x/day)
When commencing Effexor Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depressed Mood
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Withdrawal Syndrome, Anxiety, Insomnia

This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression and was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage: 300 Mg Daily) starting 199912. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
This opens a possibility that Effexor Xr could cause Insomnia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Cholestasis Of Pregnancy, Uterine Rupture, Off Label Use, Pruritus, Insomnia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a health professional from FR on Jul 11, 2013. A female patient from FR , 37 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Effexor Lp. Patient felt the following Effexor side effects: cholestasis of pregnancy, uterine rupture, off label use, pruritus, insomnia. Effexor Lp dosage: 37.5 Mg, 2x/day. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Effexor Lp.
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Effexor Insomnia Causes and Reviews


What is
Insomnia ?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.

What are the symptoms of Insomnia ?

Symptoms of Insomnia include:

  • Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleeping for only short periods
  • Being awake for much of the night
  • Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
  • Waking up too early
What are the types of Insomnia ?

Insomnia can be acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing). Acute Insomnia is common. Common causes include stress at work, family pressures, or a traumatic event. It usually lasts for days or weeks.

Chronic Insomnia lasts for a month or longer. Most cases of chronic Insomnia are secondary. This means they are the symptom or side effect of some other problem, such as certain medical conditions, medicines, and other sleep disorders. Substances such as caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can also be a cause.

Sometimes chronic Insomnia is the primary problem. This means that it is not caused by something else. Its cause is not well understood, but long-lasting stress, emotional upset, travel and shift work can be factors. Primary Insomnia usually lasts more than one month.

Who gets Insomnia ?

Insomnia is common. It affects women more often than men. You can get it at any age, but older adults are more likely to have it. You are also at higher risk of Insomnia if you

  • Have a lot of stress
  • Are depressed or have other emotional distress, such as divorce or death of a spouse
  • Have a lower income
  • Work at night or have frequent major shifts in your work hours
  • Travel long distances with time changes
  • Have an inactive lifestyle
  • Are African American; research shows that African Americans take longer to fall asleep, don't sleep as well, and have more sleep-related breathing problems than whites.
What other problems can Insomnia cause?

Insomnia can cause daytime sleepiness and a lack of energy. It also can make you feel anxious, depressed, or irritable. You may have trouble focusing on tasks, paying attention, learning, and remembering. Insomnia also can cause other serious problems. For example, it could make you may feel drowsy while driving. This could cause you get into a car accident.

How is Insomnia diagnosed?

To diagnose Insomnia, your health care provider

  • Takes your medical history
  • Asks for your sleep history. Your provider will ask you for details about your sleep habits.
  • Does a physical exam, to rule out other medical problems that might cause Insomnia
  • May recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems.
What are the treatments for Insomnia ?

Treatments include lifestyle changes, counseling, and medicines:

  • Lifestyle changes, including good sleep habits, often help relieve acute (short-term) Insomnia. These changes might make it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • A type of counseling called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help relieve the anxiety linked to chronic (ongoing) Insomnia
  • Several medicines also can help relieve your Insomnia and allow you to re-establish a regular sleep schedule

If your Insomnia is the symptom or side effect of another problem, it's important to treat that problem (if possible).

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Effexor Insomnia Reviews

Sun, 06 May 2012

I'm experiencing severe dizyness almost do face plants to the ground a dozen times a day. Can't focus when tryin to read.
Always confused and forgetfull .
about to loose my job if this shit continues.

Tue, 02 Oct 2012

all of the above plus hives massive weight gain....An evil drug...should be taken off the market!!

Mon, 02 May 2011

Thank you everyone. I am definitely going to tell my shrink that I need to get off Effexor
immediately. Does anyone out there also take lithium and temazapam(sleeping pill)?

Thu, 07 Jun 2012

Does anyone else feel that Effexor XR doesn't work as well when they are either having a bout of influenza or herpes, or another viral infection? I get brain zaps even on my normal dosage (150mg/day) if I am experiencing a cold or herpes outbreak.

Wed, 04 Nov 2009
tendon tears Effexor?
Tue, 12 May 2009
Effexor raised my blood presure alot ,I had extreme painful headaches,rash that started on my face which was horrible,then spread to my chest,my neck was beat red I itched so badly.I think docotrs need to be more educated on this med before giveing it out so quickly.
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, 11 Jun 2011
I Lost my children because of this drug, i almost took my own life and a life of someone very close to me, I also have liver damage, who do these people think they are making these and giving them to people?
Wed, 02 Dec 2009
Effexor amp; Pristiq is poison - I would know, I started taking it at 16 yrs old, instead of counselling I was given Effexor by a 'psychiatrist drug dealer' I was never offered counselling. I spent of $25,000 on this medication in my lifetime. Discontinuation Syndrome has been my worst nightmare. The brain zaps are disgusting. I wish I could get all of the people who hate venlafaxine together to sue these pharmaceutical companies. They have earnt billions of dollars off the suffering of us and we are the only ones who pay.
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