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Review: Effexor Xr and Niacin

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Effexor Xr and Niacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 588 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 (what 21,805 Effexor Xr users reported?) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is used in depression.

Niacin (what 6,303 Niacin users reported?) has active ingredients of niacin. It is used in high blood pressure.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 588 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)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/a

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
FlushingDepressionFlushingFlushingGastritisCompleted SuicideEmotional DisorderPain
Cardio-respiratory ArrestImpulsive BehaviourMuscle FatigueWeight IncreasedDysphagiaPrurigoDepressionAnxiety
Blood Glucose IncreasedMood SwingsPruritusFeeling HotWeight Gain - UnintentionalCoughPanic DisorderArthralgia
ErythemaHostilitySuicidal IdeationHair LossParaesthesiaDepression
Respiratory ArrestAngerPersonality ChangeSkin RashSkin RashDiarrhoea
Skin Burning SensationFallPainLibido DecreasedTremorNausea
Completed SuicideHead BangingMental DisorderNightmareStressHeadache
Skin DisorderNervousnessMental Status ChangesShort-term Memory LossCryingFatigue
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedParanoiaTearfulnessNight SweatsBalance DisorderBack Pain

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)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
FlushingFlushing
DizzinessMyocardial Infarction
PainAnxiety
NauseaDepression
DiarrhoeaPain
VomitingArthralgia
AnxietyInjury
PruritusAnhedonia
FallFatigue
HeadacheChest Pain

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/a50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)

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 DecreasedWeight IncreasedDyspnoeaArthralgia
Post-traumatic Stress DisorderLigament DisorderAnxietyPruritusSpinal Osteoarthritis
Restless Legs SyndromeMononeuropathyDizzinessNauseaBack Pain
Skin FissuresMenopauseDiarrhoeaMalaiseInjury
Rhinitis AllergicMeniscus LesionCellulitisHypotensionHeadache

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Effexor Xr (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Niacin (niacin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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