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Short-Term Memory Loss Caused by Effexor



My effexor XR was increased recently and I am having short term memory loss to the point that I can not remember what I did moments earlier. Is this temporary?


To my knowledge this is not a common or reported side effect to effexor.  I encourage you to see your doctor about this problem - there may be something else going on, and you should be evaluated for this problem.

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Nancy   Elder, MD Nancy Elder, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati