Review: taking Effexor xr and Niacin together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Effexor xr and Niacin together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Effexor xr and Niacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 543 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Effexor Xr

Effexor xr has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor xr 21,661 users)

Niacin

Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 6,361 users)

On Jul, 24, 2016

543 people who take Effexor Xr, Niacin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Effexor xr and Niacin drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Effexor Xr:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 72.0% - (8 of 11 people)
  • 10+ years: 80.0% - (4 of 5 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Niacin:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (5 of 10 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Effexor Xr:
  • female: 64.0% - (9 of 14 people)
  • male: 54.0% - (6 of 11 people)
Niacin:
  • female: 30.0% - (4 of 13 people)
  • male: 45.0% - (5 of 11 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Effexor Xr:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 80.0% - (4 of 5 people)
  • 50-59: 64.0% - (9 of 14 people)
  • 60+: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)
Niacin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 50-59: 23.0% - (3 of 13 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • myocardial infarction
  • flushing
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • completed suicide
  • anxiety
  • blood glucose increased
  • gun shot wound
  • restlessness
  • rash
  • akathisia
1 - 6 months:
  • depression
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • activities of daily living impaired
  • aggression
  • anger
  • fall
  • head banging
  • hostility
  • impulsive behaviour
  • mood swings
6 - 12 months:
  • flushing
  • road traffic accident
  • burning sensation
  • erythema
  • hepatic enzyme abnormal
  • muscle fatigue
  • pruritus
  • pruritus generalised
1 - 2 years:
  • flushing
  • pruritus
  • weight increased
  • abnormal dreams
  • alcohol abuse
  • ankle fracture
  • anxiety
  • blue vision
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus
2 - 5 years:
  • flushing
  • weight gain - unintentional
  • chills
  • dysphagia
  • erythema
  • fatigue
  • gastritis
  • headache
  • myositis
  • night sweats
5 - 10 years:
  • night sweats
  • road traffic accident
  • facial swelling
  • libido decreased
  • nightmare
  • short-term memory loss
  • blue vision
  • completed suicide
  • cough
  • edema - peripheral, peripheral edema
10+ years:
  • bone and joint pain
  • fatigue
  • high blood sugar
  • hot flashes
  • insomnia
  • balance disorder
  • cough
  • crying
  • depression
  • dysuria
not specified:
  • flushing
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • arthralgia
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • depression

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • flushing
  • dizziness
  • pain
  • nausea
  • fall
  • diarrhoea
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • cough
male:
  • flushing
  • anxiety
  • myocardial infarction
  • depression
  • pain
  • injury
  • anhedonia
  • arthralgia
  • chest pain
  • fatigue

Most common drug interactions by age *:

20-29:
  • back pain
  • convulsion
  • diabetes mellitus
  • drug screen false positive
  • insomnia
  • pain in extremity
  • paraesthesia
  • abdominal pain
  • acute coronary syndrome
  • ammonia increased
30-39:
  • dizziness
  • abdominal distension
  • abdominal pain lower
  • abdominal pain upper
  • areflexia
  • arthralgia
  • arthropathy
  • autoimmune inner ear disease
  • axillary pain
  • back pain
40-49:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • flushing
  • depression
  • fall
  • weight increased
  • dizziness
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • headache
  • diarrhoea
50-59:
  • flushing
  • anxiety
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • pain
  • pruritus
  • diarrhoea
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • hypotension
60+:
  • pain
  • flushing
  • neck pain
  • anxiety
  • myocardial infarction
  • spinal osteoarthritis
  • back pain
  • injury
  • arthralgia
  • headache

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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