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Review: Effexor and Abilify





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Effexor and Abilify together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Effexor and Abilify. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,769 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 55,076 users)

Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Abilify 30,166 users)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 1,769 people who take Effexor, Abilify are studied

Effexor, Abilify outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride)
- Abilify (aripiprazole)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Effexor is effective16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
60.00%
(9 of 15 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
75.00%
(6 of 8 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Abilify is effective16.67%
(3 of 18 people)
21.05%
(4 of 19 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
38.46%
(5 of 13 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
InsomniaType 2 Diabetes MellitusGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Suicide AttemptObesityMental ImpairmentType 2 Diabetes MellitusSuicidal IdeationType 2 Diabetes MellitusTardive DyskinesiaType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
RestlessnessWeight IncreasedRashHyperglycaemiaType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusMovement DisorderWeight Increased
LeukopeniaDiabetes MellitusCachexiaSomnolenceDeep Vein ThrombosisObsessive-compulsive DisorderDiabetes MellitusDepression
Drug Exposure During PregnancyHyperglycaemiaWeight DecreasedNeuropathy PeripheralDrug Withdrawal SyndromePathological GamblingObesityAnxiety
Psychotic DisorderDepressionSocial Avoidant BehaviourBitePulmonary EmbolismBlood Cholesterol IncreasedCoronary Artery DiseaseBlood Cholesterol Increased
HyperhidrosisNeuropathy PeripheralAntipsychotic Drug Level IncreasedThirstOedema PeripheralBlood Triglycerides IncreasedMultiple SclerosisObesity
TremorSleep Apnoea SyndromeHallucination, AuditoryCompulsionsCoughDepressive SymptomFatigue - ChronicSuicidal Ideation
TachycardiaSuicidal IdeationTachycardiaPsychomotor HyperactivityCholelithiasisHyperphagiaHeadacheDizziness
Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromeTardive DyskinesiaHypotensionDyskinesiaPainTardive DyskinesiaConstipationNausea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Effexor is effective46.15%
(24 of 52 people)
22.22%
(4 of 18 people)
Abilify is effective38.78%
(19 of 49 people)
27.78%
(5 of 18 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Weight IncreasedWeight Increased
AnxietyDizziness
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedMetabolic Syndrome
NauseaDepression
DepressionHypothyroidism
ObesityDiabetic Neuropathy
InsomniaSuicidal Ideation
Suicidal IdeationSuicide Attempt

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Effexor is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 10 people)
50.00%
(8 of 16 people)
13.64%
(3 of 22 people)
16.00%
(4 of 25 people)
62.50%
(10 of 16 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
Abilify is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 9 people)
23.53%
(4 of 17 people)
16.67%
(3 of 18 people)
21.74%
(5 of 23 people)
60.00%
(9 of 15 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes MellitusAggressionSuicide AttemptWeight IncreasedDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedSedationThirstType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusNausea
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedWeight IncreasedDystoniaSuicide AttemptBlood Cholesterol IncreasedWeight IncreasedDizzinessPancreatitis
NervousnessPsychomotor HyperactivityDiabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedObesityWeight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseStevens-johnson SyndromeInsomniaObesityHypothyroidismDepressionDepression
Anal AbscessDyskinesiaSuicidal IdeationWeight DecreasedMetabolic SyndromeNauseaInsomnia
Supernumerary NippleWeight IncreasedAnxietyVomitingNeuropathy PeripheralDyspnoeaExtrapyramidal Disorder
Withdrawal SyndromeVomitingDepressionAnxietyLiver Function Test AbnormalGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
ArteriosclerosisTremorDiarrhoeaBack PainDiabetic NeuropathyAnxietyTardive Dyskinesia
Congenital NaevusEye Infection StaphylococcalObesityHypertensionDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlHyperglycaemiaFall

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Is the pancreatic malfunction caused by abilify irreversible or stopping the drug can restore normal levels of sugar in the blood
    I want to know if stopping the use of Abilify will restore the normal functioning of the Pancreas. Reducing the dosage would reduce the levels of sugar in the blood.
  • 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 abilify affected your ability to make good decisions?
    My husband and I are 73. We had a paid off home and money in the bank until the past 3 years. We have made some terrible decisions and now we are practically penniless. We couldn't understand why we had made such bad decisions and let someone talk us into losing our money. We have also been on Abilify about the same amoount of time and I noticed that the commercials say a side affect can be lack of judgement or something to that effect. Has anyone else had this happen?
  • Does taking aripiprazol 25mg per day affects nexplanon effectiviness?
    using aripiprazol for 1.5 months.9 weeks ago had a baby.
  • 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

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • It is an abdominal pain in the center of my abdomen above the naval. It is a dull ache and comes and goes daily.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Within 3 to 4 months of starting ABILIFY, I gained about 40 pounds. As for the akathisia (feeling of restlessness or shaking on the inside), it wasn't bad until my dose got to 15mg. Eventually it went away and I still take 15mg/day. (haven't been able to lose much weight though. Side effects with EFFEXOR include severe sweating and a electric zap-like feeling in my head if I forget a dose or even miss it by a few hours.

    Reply

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I have become aware, within the last 2 years, that I have been moving the back of my tongue at a rapid rate. I didn't realize that I was doing it until about 2 years ago. I am able to stop doing it when I think about it, but when not paying attention, I start doing it again. When I am anxious or under pressure, it increases and becomes unpleasant for me. I was recently diagnosed with Tardive dyskinesia, but I don't know much about it. Could it get worse? My neurologist believes that my voice changed --- can tardive dyskinesia change one's speaking voice? I will be seeing the diagnosing doctor within the month.

    Reply

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On eHealthMe, Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Abilify (aripiprazole) is often used to treat depression. 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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