Review: Effexor Xr and Black Cohosh
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Effexor Xr and Black Cohosh. It is created by eHealthMe based on 25 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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On Apr, 5, 2014: 25 people who reported to have interactions when taking Effexor Xr, Black Cohosh are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Effexor Xr (venlafaxine hydrochloride)
- Black Cohosh (black cohosh)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Effexor Xr, Black Cohosh:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||18|
|Headache (pain in head)||16|
|Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat)||12|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||12|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Effexor Xr, Black Cohosh:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Weight Gain - Unintentional||2|
|Disorientation (disability in which the senses of time, direction, and recognition of people and places)||2|
|Hot Flashes Are Under Control||2|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||2|
|Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)||2|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Post thrombotic syndrome
- Vitamin supplementation
- Mineral supplementation
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fish oil
- Flaxseed oil
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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On eHealthMe, Effexor Xr (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Black Cohosh (black cohosh) is often used to treat menopause. 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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Effexor xr is used in:
- Black cohosh is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
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- Black cohosh alternatives:
Comments from related studies:
From this study (3 years ago):
I have been told by a pharmacist that I should not take any peri/menopausal supplements while on my anti-depressants. As my menopausal symptoms increased to the point of affecting my daily activites, I had decided to take Estroven OTC anyway (I had not talked to my doctor about my 'amendment'). My night sweats were surprisingly under control (that night), however, I find myself to be EXTREMELY tired during the day (constantly feeling the need to nap). I had only been on the Penicillin for a couple of days, so I'm not sure if the fatigue is from this or a combination of all of the drugs I am taking...still looking for answers.
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