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Anxiety and Stress Disorders

Short-Term Memory Loss Caused by Effexor

12/28/2006

Question:

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?

Answer:

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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Response by:

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