Review: taking Multaq and Effexor together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Multaq and Effexor together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Multaq and Effexor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 40 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Multaq

Multaq has active ingredients of dronedarone hydrochloride. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Multaq 7,297 users)

Effexor

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 69,030 users)

On Sep, 19, 2016

40 people who take Multaq, Effexor are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Multaq and Effexor drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Multaq:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Effexor:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Multaq:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Effexor:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Multaq:
  • 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: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Effexor:
  • 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: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • pulmonary oedema
  • cardiac failure
  • drug ineffective
  • dyspnoea
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • palpitations
  • respiratory arrest
  • urinary tract infection
  • white blood cell count increased
1 - 6 months:
  • blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased
  • hypothyroidism
  • thyroxine decreased
6 - 12 months:
  • atrioventricular block complete
1 - 2 years:
  • blood creatinine increased
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • renal impairment
  • breathing difficulty
  • hypothyroidism
  • liver function test abnormal
  • metabolic syndrome
5 - 10 years:
  • breathing difficulty
not specified:
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • dizziness
  • fall
  • lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • pleural effusion
  • vomiting
  • asthenia
  • decreased appetite
  • drug ineffective

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • vomiting
  • fall
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • pulmonary oedema
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • dysarthria
male:
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • asthenia
  • decreased appetite
  • oxygen saturation decreased
  • plasma cell myeloma
  • pleural effusion
  • atrial flutter
  • blood creatinine increased

Most common drug interactions by age *:

40-49:
  • blood creatinine increased
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • renal impairment
  • hypothyroidism
  • liver function test abnormal
  • metabolic syndrome
50-59:
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • emphysema
  • fall
  • anaemia
  • anger
  • aphasia
  • coagulopathy
  • compartment syndrome
  • depressed mood
  • dysarthria
60+:
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • pleural effusion
  • asthenia
  • decreased appetite
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • oxygen saturation decreased
  • plasma cell myeloma

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Multaq (dronedarone hydrochloride) is often used to treat atrial fibrillation/flutter. Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.

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