Review: taking Effexor and Abilify together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Effexor and Abilify together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Effexor and Abilify. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,059 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Effexor

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 59,197 users)

Abilify

Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Abilify 34,939 users)

On Aug, 23, 2016

2,059 people who take Effexor, Abilify are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Effexor and Abilify drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Effexor:
  • < 1 month: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.0% - (2 of 12 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 40.0% - (4 of 10 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 57.0% - (8 of 14 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.0% - (4 of 17 people)
  • 10+ years: 72.0% - (8 of 11 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Abilify:
  • < 1 month: 16.0% - (3 of 18 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.0% - (5 of 23 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 36.0% - (4 of 11 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 62.0% - (5 of 8 people)
  • 10+ years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Effexor:
  • female: 45.0% - (26 of 57 people)
  • male: 19.0% - (4 of 21 people)
Abilify:
  • female: 40.0% - (22 of 54 people)
  • male: 25.0% - (5 of 20 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Effexor:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • 20-29: 58.0% - (7 of 12 people)
  • 30-39: 11.0% - (2 of 17 people)
  • 40-49: 28.0% - (7 of 25 people)
  • 50-59: 71.0% - (10 of 14 people)
  • 60+: 80.0% - (4 of 5 people)
Abilify:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 20-29: 30.0% - (4 of 13 people)
  • 30-39: 23.0% - (4 of 17 people)
  • 40-49: 36.0% - (8 of 22 people)
  • 50-59: 69.0% - (9 of 13 people)
  • 60+: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • suicide attempt
  • leukopenia
  • insomnia
  • restlessness
  • weight increased
  • blood prolactin increased
  • galactorrhoea
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • tachycardia
  • tremor
1 - 6 months:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • obesity
  • hyperglycaemia
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • vomiting
  • hypoglycaemia
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • diabetes mellitus
  • skin candida
  • sleep apnoea syndrome
6 - 12 months:
  • tremor
  • suicidal ideation
  • anosmia
  • epilepsy
  • joint contracture
  • muscle atrophy
  • muscle spasms
  • weight increased
  • akathisia
  • angioedema
1 - 2 years:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • somnolence
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • bite
  • compulsions
  • hyperglycaemia
  • psychomotor hyperactivity
  • thirst
  • cardiopulmonary failure
  • dyskinesia
2 - 5 years:
  • cough
  • diabetes mellitus
  • oedema peripheral
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • abdominal pain
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pulmonary embolism
  • asthenia
  • contusion
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
5 - 10 years:
  • urinary incontinence
  • weight increased
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • ataxia
  • bipolar disorder
  • compulsive shopping
10+ years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • apathy
  • coronary artery disease
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • movement disorder
  • multiple sclerosis
  • tachycardia
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • diabetes mellitus
  • fatigue
not specified:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • suicidal ideation
  • drug ineffective
  • obesity
  • dizziness

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • nausea
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • obesity
male:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • metabolic syndrome
  • hypothyroidism
  • suicidal ideation
  • liver function test abnormal
  • suicide attempt

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • anal abscess
  • arteriosclerosis
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • congenital naevus
  • death
  • depression
  • hyperglycaemia
10-19:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • renal failure acute
  • psychomotor hyperactivity
  • thirst
  • dystonia
  • serotonin syndrome
  • hyperglycaemia
  • multi-organ failure
  • somnolence
  • suicide attempt
20-29:
  • weight increased
  • suicide attempt
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • hyperhidrosis
  • leukopenia
  • restlessness
30-39:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • obesity
  • anxiety
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
40-49:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • hypothyroidism
  • liver function test abnormal
  • metabolic syndrome
  • obesity
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • depression
50-59:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • dizziness
  • anxiety
  • suicidal ideation
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • drug ineffective
  • memory impairment
60+:
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus
  • pancreatitis
  • fall
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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