Effexor (Venlafaxine)

Effexor is the brand name for the anti-depressant, venlafaxine. It is used for the treatment is depression and anxiety disorders.

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Effexor (Venlafaxine)

Is it safe to take echinacea while on Effexor?

Generally, yes.

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Can you take Effexor and meloxicam together?

Effexor has the potential to increase the blood-thinning effect of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This puts you at greater risk for bleeding if you take these two drugs together. Your doctor should monitor you closely. You need to contact the doctor immediately if you have increased bleeding of your gums, heavy menstrual flow, nosebleeds, bruising, dark or red urine or dark or red stool.

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Is eye twitching a side effect of Effexor XR?

Yes, that can happen.

Assuming your doctor prescribed the drug, you should let him or her know of any side effects you experience.

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Can you die from stopping Effexor cold turkey?

I'm not a doctor, but based on my research...unless you have some underlying condition...you won't die, you'll just wish you would. Stopping Effexor is a hard thing to do, even if you do titrate the dose. It's just the nature of that medication. I have stopped Effexor cold turkey in the past and I experienced headaches, nausea, diarrhea, disturbing dreams, night sweats, flu-like symptoms, vertigo, and extreme irritation. Other people have stopped the medication slowly and experienced the same things when they took their final dose. Others have had only mild effects after sudden discontinuance. It just depends on the person. The effects from stopping the medication do come to an end eventually. There are ways to help people who can't tolerate the discontinuance symptoms...your doctor should be able to help you. Even though it is not recommended to stop this medication cold turkey, I can understand why you would want to. Why postpone the inevitable? That's my thinking anyway. Good luck.

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Are headaches common while taking Triphasil for birth control and Effexor for anxiety or depression?

I don't know what the correlation is between birth control and anxiety/depression medication but I do know that one of the side effects of taking the birth control pill is headaches, especially when you first start taking it.

I agree with anonymous above, headaches is a common side effect when first taking the pill. I am on my second pack and my headaches can get pretty bad. As far as the anxiety/depression medication, you might want to ask your doctor but if the doctor prescribed your pills knowing you were on that medication you might be fine because they prescribe the pill that would be right for you based on your medical history.

ask your Dr or pharmacist. i take both, and i do get bad headaches sometimes.

headaches and migraines are a side effect of Effexor also, along w/ the pill

I believe that headaches/migraines occur with Effexor especially if you don't take it close to the same time every day. Being off by just a little bit seemed to cause major headaches and nausea when I was on it. Withdrawal.

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Is Effexor covered by Medicaid?

I have Medicaid & was prescribed Effexor XR & Medicaid did pay for it.

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Can you take Wellbutrin and Effexor with Strattera?

My doctor has prescribed this combination for me personally. However, I have not yet at this time started taking this combination. (this was very recently.) I am aware that he has prescribed it for a few others. Looking it up on http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php you can see that it does increase certain risk factors. But depending on your situation and need, a doctor may make the decision that it is still best to go ahead with that treatment. I'm not a medical professional, but I would advise you to talk about it thoroughly with your doctor if you are considering this combination.

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Does Effexor affect the birth control pill?

My doctor has told me it does not. Ive taken both for 2 years and I havent gotten pregnant.

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Can seroquel and Effexor be taken together?

They can be taken together at lower doses than you would take if each were on its own. It'll just zonk you out, you'll be walking aroud like a zombie

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What are the effects of taking Effexor and Strattera at the same time?

I have been on Effexor 75mg for 1 year, and Strattera 40mg for 2 weeks. I haven't noticed any bad effects at all, but I'm new at this.

AnswerWired and in a surreal feeling world. Shortness of breath. Hoped that I could stop effexor and have no withdrawl from it, but the strattera hasn't mitigated the withdrawl symptoms (mostly 'the zaps'). When I take the effexor many hours after to try to avoid conflict of drugs I go through a phase of nausea and weakness...then I am mostly all right. I Think I have to stop the strattera. AnswerI have been currently taking Effexor 75 mg and Strattera 80 mg for about one year. The innitial effects for me were increased libido and insomnia. eventually the effects faded after a few months, but I still had bouts on occasion.

It wasn't until I had a regime of doing 30 min of aerobic activity five days a week, that the drugs made there most positive benefits known. My sleep paterns have stabilized and my ADD symptoms have receded.

I believe it is very important to add aerobic activity, without it the drugs have little effect.

AnswerI am a 27 year old male. I've been on Effexor 150 mg for about two months now and started taking strattera 40 mg a week ago. The Effexor got me out of my depressed state and the Strattera really helped with my concentration. I am happy and productive once again. Working out 5 times a week helps as well. I would like to read other peoples experience with this combination of drugs. Is there a conflict at all? My decrease in sex drive really sucks. My doctor gave me some Viagra and I have tried it. It makes my penis hard as a rock but doesn't really increase my incterest in sex at all. Besides, I don't really feel comfortable taking Viagra at this young an age.
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Can you take Herbalife and Effexor XR together?

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_you_take_Herbalife_and_Effexor_XR_together"

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Can the medication Effexor affect a pregnancy test result?

No, the medication Effexor cannot affect a pregnancy test result.. however.. if you get a positive pregnancy test result, you should talk to your doctor about the safety of Effexor during pregnancy ~pawsalmighty

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Is Novo-venlafaxine a narcotic?

no

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Can you take Ritalin with Effexor?

Yes, you can take Ritalin and Effexor together. I have been taking both along with Wellbutrin for about 5 years. But, please check with your doctor.

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Can you take cyclobenzaprine and venlafaxine together?

Yes, you can take Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) while on Effexor (venlafaxine). But you'll get more dizziness / drowsiness. You should also respect the dosage of both.

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What will help Effexor withdrawal?

The worst thing one can do when coming off of any anti depressant is to do so "cold turkey." The best way to minimize symptoms is to SLOWLY decrease your dosage. I know of people who had enlarged pupils, complaimned of severe dizziness, nausea, mood changes, anger, sleep disturbances, 'brain shivers, and an inabilty to think and verbalise normally. You should begin your dicontinuation (obviously as supervised by your doctor) but additionally start when you know you do not have to drive, work and can get rest. Ideally take a smaller dose for example on a firday night, so you can begin to anticipate how and to what degree the withdrawl symptoms will be; prior to having to perform. I know some people have been actually sent home from work as it can be very apparent to others, that something is 'not right'.

Typical symptoms to expect are usually the same ones as when you initially began to take the medication. Use caution when getting up from a seated position, do not move, or turn your head rapidly (as this is known to cause brain shivers) and most of all remember if your symptoms are concerning, slow down the process and consult a specialist. Too many doctors are perscribing serious medications at walk in clinics and do not consider that the patient needs to be informed of the effects. I was very angry when i found out for example that seroquel - perscribed to help me sleep, is known to cause restless leg syndrome...so yes, read the pamphlets, ask your doctor questions, but also do your own research. Not all people respond the same way. If you are on other medications they may play a role in some symptoms that cannot be accounted for in a general pamphlet. Amy McNally.

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Can Zoloft and Effexor be taken together?

Generally speaking, these drugs are not used together. Zoloft affects a chemical in the body called serotonin. Effexor affects serotonin, but also norepinephrine. Occasionally, a specialist (psychiatrist) may prescribe the combo under close supervision in an attempt to perfectly tweak the ratio of these two chemicals. This is rare, however, and patients should only use the combination if specifically instructed to do so. Side effects of the two drugs are significantly overlapping. The combination may also lead to a rare but serious condition known as serotonin syndrome, which much be monitored for by the patient and prescriber.

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Is blurry eyesight a bad side effect of Effexor XR?

If you read the information that comes with the medication I believe it does say that can be a side effect.Let your doctor know.

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What causes giddiness?

Many things can cause giddiness--anemia, low blood pressure, middle ear or sinus infections, eye problems, or more serious illnesses. If it persists it's best to have it checked by a doctor.

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Is Effexor an Maoi inhibitor?

NO, MAO inhibitor (MAOI) aren't used anymore (or rarely used) for depression treatment. Effexor (or venlafaxine) is actually a SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) and works almost as a SSRI.

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Can you take Effexor and Ativan?

yes. That mixture of medication is just fine taken as prescribed. I've been prescribed effexor 225mg's and klonopin 2mg's twice daily(b.i.d.) and 6mg's of xanax 4 panic attacks as well. So u will be fine with Ativan 4 sure! Even ask Ur doctor or pharmacist and they will tell u the same thing. Chris Berrier-

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Can you mix Adderall and Effexor?

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I was recently prescribed to effexor and I already take 20mg adderall- the doctor said it was no problem, as long as its taken as prescribed


You can save money on a prescription.
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Can you take citalopram and venlafaxine together?

Yes, but only under close supervision of a Psychiatrist and you need to look out for any symptoms of Serotonin Syndrome.

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What are the side effects of taking Straterra?

Check out the topic Can Strattera cause mood swings. That should open your eyes a little bit... first page and is one of the more popular topics...

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