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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 (latest outcomes from 55,054 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Trend of effexor reports

Abilify (latest outcomes from 30,160 users) has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression.

Trend of abilify reports

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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    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 A ...

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    using aripiprazol for 1.5 months.9 weeks ago had a baby.

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    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 Met ...

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Complete drug side effects:

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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