Review: taking Suboxone and Effexor together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Suboxone and Effexor together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Suboxone and Effexor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 193 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Suboxone

Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone. It is often used in drug dependence. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 8,195 users)

Effexor

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 54,456 users)

On Jul, 20, 2016

193 people who take Suboxone, Effexor are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Suboxone and Effexor drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Suboxone:
  • < 1 month: 33.0% - (3 of 9 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 87.0% - (7 of 8 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 61.0% - (8 of 13 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 75.0% - (6 of 8 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Effexor:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 36.0% - (4 of 11 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (8 of 16 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 66.0% - (6 of 9 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Suboxone:
  • female: 62.0% - (17 of 27 people)
  • male: 62.0% - (10 of 16 people)
Effexor:
  • female: 42.0% - (14 of 33 people)
  • male: 40.0% - (6 of 15 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Suboxone:
  • 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: 61.0% - (8 of 13 people)
  • 30-39: 71.0% - (15 of 21 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (2 of 2 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: 25.0% - (4 of 16 people)
  • 30-39: 42.0% - (8 of 19 people)
  • 40-49: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • abasia
  • aphasia
  • psychomotor skills impaired
  • insomnia
  • asthenia
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • constipation
  • decreased appetite
  • fall
  • hallucination
1 - 6 months:
  • blurred vision
  • somnolence
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • contusion
  • cough
  • dizziness
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • haematoma
6 - 12 months:
  • bipolar disorder
  • cardiac disorder
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • dyspnoea
  • fall
  • feeling abnormal
  • hypoaesthesia
  • suicidal ideation
  • acid reflux
  • agitation
1 - 2 years:
  • bipolar disorder
  • cardiac disorder
  • dyspnoea
  • fall
  • feeling abnormal
  • hypoaesthesia
  • memory impairment
  • suicidal ideation
  • agitation
  • drowsiness
2 - 5 years:
  • fatigue
  • bad dreams
  • can't urinate
  • cervix carcinoma
  • dizziness aggravated
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • emotional disorder
  • hallucination
  • hearing loss
  • mood swings
5 - 10 years:
  • blurred vision
  • lethargy
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • malaise
  • nausea
  • personality change
  • fatigue
10+ years:
  • lethargy
  • cellulitis
  • drug addiction
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • itchiness
  • low back pain
  • memory impairment
  • weight gain poor
not specified:
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • vomiting
  • cellulitis
  • malaise
  • insomnia
  • pain
  • somnolence
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • dysphagia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • cellulitis
  • vomiting
  • insomnia
  • oedema peripheral
  • suicidal ideation
  • malaise
  • migraine
male:
  • influenza like illness
  • haematoma
  • withdrawal syndrome
  • somnolence
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • nasopharyngitis
  • pain
  • thrombosis
  • cerebrovascular accident

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • anxiety
  • attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • depression
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • protein s deficiency
  • pulmonary embolism
20-29:
  • malaise
  • pulmonary embolism
  • road traffic accident
  • pain
  • bad dreams
  • can't urinate
  • diabetes mellitus
  • dizziness aggravated
  • fatigue
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
30-39:
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • constipation
  • somnolence
  • emotional disorder
  • fatigue
  • withdrawal syndrome
  • convulsion
  • insomnia
  • haematoma
  • influenza like illness
40-49:
  • depression
  • cellulitis
  • alopecia
  • arthralgia
  • bone pain
  • bronchitis
  • chest pain
  • dysphagia
  • general physical health deterioration
  • influenza
50-59:
  • suicidal ideation
  • dyspnoea
  • memory impairment
  • bipolar disorder
  • cardiac disorder
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • fall
  • feeling abnormal
  • frustration
  • hypoaesthesia
60+:
  • dizziness
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • contusion
  • cough
  • fall
  • increased upper airway secretion
  • lower respiratory tract infection
  • muscle injury
  • nasopharyngitis
  • oropharyngeal pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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