Review: Effexor Xr and Black Cohosh
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Effexor Xr and Black Cohosh. It is created by eHealthMe based on 25 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Effexor xr (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Black cohosh (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of black cohosh. It is often used in menopause.
On Dec, 4, 2013: 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|
|Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)||8|
|Headache (pain in head)||7|
|Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat)||5|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||5|
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||1|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||1|
|Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interference with normal social, occupational, or other functioning that is not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)||1|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Vitamin supplementation
- Post thrombotic syndrome
- Mineral supplementation
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Flaxseed oil
- Fish oil
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By almany: Side effects and/or interactions
(for a 86 year old woman who has Insomnia Related To Another Mental Condition, and takes Effexor, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Xanax)
patient 86 yrs has been diagnosed with dementia. has been taking these at night,the trazodone was increase since summer 2013.Patient has experienced loss of appetite,insomnia,and feebleness/weakness in limbs. Thank you for your assistance!
(Number of patients like almany: 3,897)
- By maryalice: Is high ck (702) related to parkinson's
(for a 61 year old woman who has Colitis, Acid Reflux, Parkinson's, and takes Sinemet, Mirapex, Artane, Effexor, Pantoprazole, Aminosalicylic Acid)
High ck led to taking a statin as a prophylactic, which was discontinued when I had a normal angiogram one month later my ck is still high. It was 702, a month later it is 678. What should I do?
(Number of patients like maryalice: 4,921)
- By Smooch: Is it safe to take ditropan xl after having lap-band surgery?
(for a 61 year old woman who has Severe Stomach Pain, Constipation, Depression, and takes Effexor, Seroquel Xr, Depakote Er, Synthroid, Klonopin Rapidly Disintegrating)
I have had Lap-Band surgery and after being on Diptropan XL six weeks, I am having severe stomach pains, constipation, and depression. I am afraid it has damaged my Lap-Band. Is this safe for me to take?
(Number of patients like Smooch: 12,828)
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- By carolinewhitney: Effexor xr 150 mg and phentermine 37.5 mg
(for a 22 year old woman who has Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Weight Control, Menstruation Irregular, Hirsutism, Seasonal Allergy, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and takes Effexor Xr, Phentermine, Spironolactone, Loestrin 24 Fe, Zyrtec)
phentermine has caused significant weight loss. Effexor XR manages my GAD and depression but causes random physiological anxiety attacks, drastic increase in sweating, vivid and nightly nightmares
(Number of patients like carolinewhitney: 11,222)
- By loislane56: Polymyalgia rheumatica
(for a 57 year old woman who has Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Insulin-requiring Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, COPD, Hypertension, Obesity, and takes Prednisone, Celebrex, Micardis, Spiriva, Moduretic 5-50, Effexor Xr)
Diagnosed 12 months ago with type 2 diabetes - diet controlled. Diagnosed recently with polymyalgia rheumatica. Prescribed prednisone. This caused my blood sugar levels to skyrocket and. Now require insulin injections. Have developed a rash on arms & face. Have tried tapering prednisone dosage but p ...
(Number of patients like loislane56: 11,394)
- By Tonya2247: I got pneumonia while taking topamax, obvious correlation
(for a 44 year old woman who has Plantar Fasciitis, Trigger Finger, Anemia - B12 Deficiency, Anemia, Malabsorption, Gastric Bypass, Osteopenia, Chronic Pancreatitis, Depression, and takes Klonopin, Ambien Cr, Prilosec Otc, Zenpep, Calcium, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Job's-tears, Vitamin B12, Zofran, Zantac, Zyrtec, Doxycycline Hyclate, Reclast, Venofer, Neurontin, Buspar, Effexor, Dilaudid)
I do not take all the medicines above all the time but I am using an implanted pump giving me less than 2mg of dilaudid per day, 75 mg effexor daily and usually buspar. Dr prescribed topamax within 4 days I was hospitalized with Pneumonia, stayed a week came home a week had a clear chest x ray and ...
(Number of patients like Tonya2247: 13,888)
Complete drug side effects:
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:
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- Black cohosh is used in:
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