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Review: Effexor Xr and Black Cohosh





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Effexor Xr and Black Cohosh together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Effexor Xr and Black Cohosh. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 31 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 Effexor xr 21,844 users)

Black cohosh has active ingredients of black cohosh. It is often used in menopause. (latest outcomes from Black cohosh 273 users)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 31 people who take Effexor Xr, Black Cohosh are studied

Effexor Xr, Black Cohosh outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Effexor Xr (venlafaxine hydrochloride)
- Black Cohosh (black cohosh)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Effexor Xr is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/a
Black Cohosh is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Weight Gain - Unintentionaln/aDepressionn/aNausean/aTemporal Memory LossDizziness
Temporal Memory LossSuicidal IdeationDepressionHeadache
Hallucination, VisualDrug Withdrawal SyndromeHallucination, VisualNeck Pain
DizzinessWeight Gain - UnintentionalHot Flush
DisorientationCough
Pain
Fatigue
Breast Cancer
Arthralgia
Drug Ineffective

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Effexor Xr is effective40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
n/a
Black Cohosh is effective0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Dizzinessn/a
Headache
Pain
Hot Flush
Cough
Neck Pain
Fatigue
Drug Ineffective
Arthralgia
Pruritus

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Effexor Xr is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
n/a
Black Cohosh is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/an/aWeight Gain - UnintentionalDrug IneffectiveHeadacheDehydration
TremorNeck PainDiarrhoea
HypotensionPainFeeling Cold
Suicidal BehaviourDizzinessConfusional State
Drug Withdrawal SyndromeCoughCold Sweat
DizzinessFatigueAbnormal Dreams
CellulitisBreast CancerBody Temperature Decreased
Joint SwellingPruritusHot Flush
ArthralgiaHot FlushHypophagia
NervousnessDyspnoeaPelvic Floor Muscle Weakness

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can i take black cohosh and atenolol together
    can these two to be taken together atenolol and black cohosh
  • Is effexor xr induce paraphillia
    I am a hypocondriasis patient and taking medication last 3 year dose effexor xr 75 mg extendd release.. nw i heard some drug can induced paraphillia..then onwards i am fearing this effexor xr is coming under the category of paraphillia inducing drugs and ? And paraphillic nature vll get to me in future due to this effexor xe medication..about my history, there have no paraphilic nature to me at any point of time... so kindly give a reply soon
  • Has anyone been prescribed methotrexate for granuloma annulare?
    I have had GA for 2 years now, however it has gotten progressively worse the past 6 months. It has now spread over 80% of my body. I am seeing an Endocrinologist next week as I believe my thyroid may play a big role in this. My Regular Dr. suggested I speak to Endocrinologist about a drug called Methotrexate. Has anyone taken this for GA, and if so, can you please tell me if it is working, side effects etc?
    I am desperate for some relief!
    Thanks
  • How common is erectile dysfunction with effexor and adderall and how can it be combatted? (3 answers)
    I take both Adderall and effexor to treat ADHD and anxiety/depression. I have taken both for years but Adderall longer. My ability to hold an erection and to experience an orgasm has decreased.
  • Why are my medications making me look bloated (1 answer)
    In 2008 I started the Suboxone Program. I Started on 16mg since then, I have been up and down on my doses. I was put on this drug as a result of my addiction to to over the counter opiates. I was also prescribed Seroquel, I stopped taking the Seroquel it wasn't helping me in anyway and I gained so much weight. In 2012 I was diagnosed with Bipolar and my psychiatrist put me on 300Mg Effexor, 20Mg Olanzipane and 1000Mg of Valpro. After 10 months I was able to stop taking the Valpro and Olanzipane. No matter how much weight I lose, I always appear so puffy and bloated in the face, especially under my eyes, they look like I haven't slept for weeks. I have very low self esteem as it is, this is making me feel miserable. I should also mention, that i got down 1MG of the Suboxone, after various stresses I went right back up to 18Mg. I have finally started to turn a corner and I am now reducing my dose at the right pace. It would make me feel so much better if I knew if even one more person was having this experience. Any feedback would be so appreciated. I send this with love from Australia :)

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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.

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Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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