2 doctors weighed in:

Friend taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for 3 days. Has had mild side effects such as dry mouth, no appetite, headache and insomnia. Now has kyphosis. PERRLA absent. ?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Kyphosis?

Kyphosis cannot come on quickly - it is an abnormal curvature of the upper spine.
Are both of his pupils unequal, abnormally shaped and unreactive to light and accomodation? If so, then there is a serious problem and he should be evaluated. The other side effects described are common for effexor (venlafaxine) and will usually subside after 4-6 weeks.

In brief: Kyphosis?

Kyphosis cannot come on quickly - it is an abnormal curvature of the upper spine.
Are both of his pupils unequal, abnormally shaped and unreactive to light and accomodation? If so, then there is a serious problem and he should be evaluated. The other side effects described are common for effexor (venlafaxine) and will usually subside after 4-6 weeks.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
33 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors