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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 589 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Effexor xr has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 21,884 Effexor xr users)

Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 6,316 Niacin users)

On Mar, 2, 2015: 589 people who take Effexor Xr, Niacin are studied

Effexor Xr, Niacin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Effexor Xr (venlafaxine hydrochloride)
- Niacin (niacin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Effexor Xr is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
70.00%
(7 of 10 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
n/a
Niacin is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
44.44%
(4 of 9 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/a

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Effexor Xr is effective71.43%
(10 of 14 people)
50.00%
(5 of 10 people)
Niacin is effective30.77%
(4 of 13 people)
40.00%
(4 of 10 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Effexor Xr is effectiven/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
69.23%
(9 of 13 people)
10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
Niacin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Myocardial InfarctionDrug Withdrawal SyndromeRoad Traffic AccidentPruritusMyositisRoad Traffic AccidentHypoaesthesiaFlushing
FlushingDepressionFlushingFlushingGastritisHair LossEmotional DisorderAnxiety
Cardio-respiratory ArrestImpulsive BehaviourMuscle FatigueWeight IncreasedDysphagiaCoughDepressionPain
Blood Glucose IncreasedMood SwingsPruritusFeeling HotWeight Gain - UnintentionalLack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, WeaknessPanic DisorderArthralgia
ErythemaHostilitySuicidal IdeationEdema - Peripheral, Peripheral EdemaParaesthesiaDepression
Respiratory ArrestAngerPersonality ChangeMigraine With AuraSkin RashDiarrhoea
Skin Burning SensationFallPainCompleted SuicideTremorNausea
Completed SuicideHead BangingMental DisorderPrurigoStressHeadache
Skin DisorderNervousnessMental Status ChangesNight SweatsCryingFatigue
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedParanoiaTearfulnessNightmareBalance DisorderBack Pain

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
FlushingFlushing
DizzinessAnxiety
PainMyocardial Infarction
NauseaDepression
DiarrhoeaPain
VomitingArthralgia
AnxietyInjury
PruritusAnhedonia
FallFatigue
HeadacheErectile Dysfunction

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/aPain In ExtremityDizzinessDiabetes MellitusFlushingFlushing
InsomniaJoint InstabilityDepressionAnxietyPain
Diabetes MellitusIntervertebral Disc ProtrusionFallDiarrhoeaMyocardial Infarction
ParaesthesiaIntervertebral Disc DegenerationFlushingCardiac Failure CongestiveNeck Pain
ConvulsionHypoaesthesiaArthralgiaPainAnxiety
Back PainJoint Range Of Motion DecreasedDizzinessDyspnoeaArthralgia
Post-traumatic Stress DisorderLigament DisorderAnxietyPruritusSpinal Osteoarthritis
Restless Legs SyndromeMononeuropathyWeight IncreasedNauseaBack Pain
Skin FissuresMenopauseCellulitisMalaiseInjury
Rhinitis AllergicMeniscus LesionHeadacheHypotensionHeadache

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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