Effexor Overdose Side Effect Reports
The following Effexor Overdose side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Overdose, 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.
This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 50-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression,anxiety,blood cholesterol increased,hypertension. The patient was prescribed Effexor Xr (dosage: 300 Mg, Daily), which was started on 201306. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Effexor Xr the consumer reported the following symptoms:
|Overdose, Toxicity To Various Agents, Fall, Somnolence, Limb Injury, Face Injury|
This Overdose Effexor Lp side effect was reported by a health professional from FR on May 07, 2013. A Female , 43 years of age, was diagnosed with
|Overdose, Completed Suicide, Cardiac Arrest, Suicidal Ideation, Major Depression, Consciousness Fluctuating, Homicidal Ideation, Loss Of Consciousness|
This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 37-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage:75 Mg, 2x/day, start time: Oct 16, 2002), combined with:
|Overdose, Convulsion, Confusional State, Tremor, Pneumothorax, Sepsis, Renal Failure Acute, Toxicity To Various Agents|
A 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from FR with the following symptoms: major depression,lung transplant started Effexor Lp treatment (dosage: 75 Mg, 1x/day) on 201204. Soon after starting Effexor Lp treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Overdose, Hepatitis C, Deafness, Visual Impairment, Feeling Abnormal|
A female patient from US was prescribed and started Effexor Xr on Feb 07, 2013. Patient felt the following Effexor side effects: overdose, hepatitis c, deafness, visual impairment, feeling abnormal Additional patient health information: Female , 50 years of age, weighting 127.9 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with
|Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder, Blood Magnesium Decreased, Overdose|
This report suggests a potential Effexor Xr Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression,anxiety and used Effexor Xr (dosage: 600 Mg, 1x/day) starting 2005. Soon after starting Effexor Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Suicidal Ideation, Overdose, Depression, Insomnia|
An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on May 10, 2012 by a male taking Effexor Xr (dosage: 300 Mg, 1x/day) was diagnosed with
|Depression, Insomnia, Overdose, Suicidal Ideation|
This Overdose problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression,suicidal ideation,sleep disorder.On Jan 01, 2004 a consumer started treatment with Effexor Xr (dosage: 300 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:
|Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiomyopathy, Overdose, Cardiotoxicity|
This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 37-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from AUSTRALIA. 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:
|Cardiotoxicity, Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiomyopathy, Overdose|
This Overdose side effect was reported by a physician from AUSTRALIA on Feb 29, 2012. A female patient from AUSTRALIA , 37 years of age, was treated with Effexor Xr. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Effexor side effects: cardiotoxicity, ventricular tachycardia, cardiomyopathy, overdose. Effexor Xr dosage: Unk. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Effexor Xr.
|Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Concomitant Disease Progression|
This Overdose side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Effexor (dosage: Unk), which was started on Jun 23, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
|Somnolence, Confusional State, Hyponatraemia, Overdose|
This Overdose Effexor side effect was reported by a health professional from FRANCE on Jan 09, 2012. A Female , 50 years of age, was treated with Effexor. The patient presented the following health conditions:
|Nausea, Overdose, Toxicity To Various Agents, Tachycardia, Suicide Attempt, Fatigue|
This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 25-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from SWITZERLAND, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage:1.875 G, Single, start time: Jul 07, 2011), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Overdose side effect. The patient presented with:
|Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia, Fatigue, Overdose|
A female patient (weight: NA) from FRANCE with the following symptoms: NA started Effexor treatment (dosage: 2 Units) on Sep 01, 2010. Soon after starting Effexor treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Overdose, Thermal Burn, Osteoarthritis, Convulsion|
A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Effexor on Jul 25, 2011. After Effexor was administered, patient encountered several Effexor side effects: overdose, thermal burn, osteoarthritis, convulsion Additional patient health information: Female , 51 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Effexor dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
|Poisoning Deliberate, Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Depression|
This report suggests a potential Effexor Xr Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 40-year-old female patient from AUSTRALIA (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Effexor Xr (dosage: 150 Mg, 1x/day) starting Aug 10, 2010. Soon after starting Effexor Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Diarrhoea, Confusional State, Somnolence, Ileus, Renal Failure Acute, Hallucination, Multi-organ Failure, Constipation, Overdose|
An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jan 25, 2011 by a male taking Effexor Xr (dosage: 75 Mg, 1x/day) . Location: SWITZERLAND , 66 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Effexor side effects: diarrhoea, confusional state, somnolence, ileus, renal failure acute, hallucination, multi-organ failure, constipation, overdose. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
|Ventricular Hypokinesia, Overdose, Obesity, Headache, Constipation, Diabetes Mellitus, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Blood Triglycerides Increased, Weight Increased|
This Overdose problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 01, 1997 a consumer started treatment with Effexor (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
|Hallucination, Confusional State, Renal Failure Acute, Overdose, Ileus, Somnolence, Myoclonus, Diarrhoea, Multi-organ Failure|
This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 66-year-old patient (weight: NA) from SWITZERLAND. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage: 75 Mg, 1x/day) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 21, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 23 years of age, was treated with Effexor Xr. Patient felt the following Effexor side effects: overdose. Effexor Xr dosage: 75 Mg 1x Per 1 Day, Oral. These side effects may potentially be related to Effexor Xr.
Effexor Overdose Causes and Reviews
What are opioids?
Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid.
A health care provider may give you a prescription opioid to reduce pain after you have had a major injury or surgery. You may get them if you have severe pain from health conditions like cancer. Some health care providers prescribe them for chronic pain.
Prescription opioids used for pain relief are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by your health care provider. However, people who take opioids are at risk for opioid dependence and addiction, as well as an Overdose. These risks increase when opioids are misused. Misuse means you are not taking the medicines according to your provider's instructions, you are using them to get high, or you are taking someone else's opioids.What is an opioid Overdose?
Opioids affect the part of the brain that regulates breathing. When people take high doses of opioids, it can lead to an Overdose, with the slowing or stopping of breathing and sometimes death.What causes an opioid Overdose?
An opioid Overdose can happen for a variety of reasons, including if you
- Take an opioid to get high
- Take an extra dose of a prescription opioid or take it too often (either accidentally or on purpose)
- Mix an opioid with other medicines, illegal drugs, or alcohol. An Overdose can be fatal when mixing an opioid and certain anxiety treatment medicines, such as Xanax or Valium.
- Take an opioid medicine that was prescribed for someone else. Children are especially at risk of an accidental Overdose if they take medicine not intended for them.
There is also a risk of Overdose if you are getting medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is a treatment for opioid abuse and addiction. Many of the medicines used for MAT are controlled substances that can be misused.Who is at risk for an opioid Overdose?
Anyone who takes an opioid can be at risk of an Overdose, but you are at higher risk if you
- Take illegal opioids
- Take more opioid medicine than you are prescribed
- Combine opioids with other medicines and/or alcohol
- Have certain medical conditions, such as sleep apnea, or reduced kidney or liver function
- Are over 65 years old
The signs of an opioid Overdose include
- The person's face is extremely pale and/or feels clammy to the touch
- Their body goes limp
- Their fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color
- They start vomiting or making gurgling noises
- They cannot be awakened or are unable to speak
- Their breathing or heartbeat slows or stops
If you think someone is having an opioid Overdose,
- Call 9-1-1 immediately
- Administer naloxone, if it is available. Naloxone is a safe medication that can quickly stop an opioid Overdose. It can be injected into the muscle or sprayed into the nose to rapidly block the effects of the opioid on the body.
- Try to keep the person awake and breathing
- Lay the person on their side to prevent choking
- Stay with the person until emergency workers arrive
There are steps you can take to help prevent an Overdose:
- Take your medicine exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. Do not take more medicine at once or take medicine more often than you are supposed to.
- Never mix pain medicines with alcohol, sleeping pills, or illegal substances
- Store medicine safely where children or pets can't reach it. Consider using a medicine lockbox. Besides keeping children safe, it also prevents someone who lives with you or visits your house from stealing your medicines.
- Dispose of unused medicine promptly
If you take an opioid, it is also important to teach your family and friends how to respond to an Overdose. If you are at high risk for an Overdose, ask your health care provider about whether you need a prescription for naloxone.
Effexor Overdose 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.
|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
|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.|