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Review: Effexor and Melatonin





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Effexor and Melatonin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 118 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)

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Melatonin 2,658 users)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 118 people who take Effexor, Melatonin are studied

Effexor, Melatonin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride)
- Melatonin (melatonin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Effexor is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Melatonin is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
50.00%
(1 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
Suicide AttemptSuicide AttemptMusculoskeletal StiffnessFallItchingDepressionDiarrheaAnxiety
DizzinessSomnolenceMyalgiaIncreased Tendency To BruiseMalaisePainDeja VuDepression
NauseaSuicidal IdeationNervousnessHeat IntoleranceRestlessnessCerebrovascular AccidentTinnitusPain
Feeling AbnormalNauseaPersonality ChangeExercise Tolerance DecreasedInsomniaAnxietyWeight IncreasedDyspnoea
MyalgiaAgitationMuscle SpasmsHigh Density Lipoprotein DecreasedMuscle TwitchingCholecystitis ChronicMemory ImpairmentBack Pain
AngerPsychomotor HyperactivityMood SwingsTachycardiaBone LossInjuryNoises Or Buzzing In The EarsFatigue
Suicidal IdeationAngerIrritabilityLow Density Lipoprotein IncreasedDiarrheaPulmonary EmbolismFatigueArthralgia
IrritabilityFeeling JitteryMalaiseHypertensionTinnitusFearHot Flush
NervousnessHostilityMigraineSkin HyperpigmentationMyalgiaMyocardial InfarctionChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Muscle SpasmsFeeling AbnormalPhotophobiaDecreased InterestFatigueAnhedoniaMouth Ulceration

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Effexor is effective55.56%
(10 of 18 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Melatonin is effective40.00%
(6 of 15 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
AnxietyDiarrhea
NauseaSuicidal Ideation
DizzinessPsychomotor Hyperactivity
Suicidal IdeationDrug Ineffective
Weight IncreasedAnxiety
DepressionMemory Impairment
MalaiseRestless Legs Syndrome
InsomniaPsychotic Disorder
HeadacheMalaise
MyalgiaThrombosis

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Effexor is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 101 people)
11.90%
(5 of 42 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
20.00%
(3 of 15 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
Melatonin is effectiven/an/an/a2.86%
(1 of 35 people)
5.00%
(2 of 40 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
18.18%
(2 of 11 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aNervousnessNauseaEar DiscomfortDepressionInsomniaArthralgia
Personality ChangeMalaiseHallucination, AuditoryAnxietyPanic AttackAnxiety
PhotophobiaLactic AcidosisInsomniaPulmonary EmbolismOral DisorderInsomnia
NauseaMouth UlcerationAltered State Of ConsciousnessDeep Vein ThrombosisDevice Related InfectionSomnolence
MyalgiaDiabetes MellitusParaesthesiaCerebrovascular AccidentDevice FailureAlopecia
MigraineGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseMusculoskeletal Chest PainAnhedoniaBone AtrophyAbdominal Pain Upper
Mood SwingsDizzinessNauseaPainOral InfectionNausea
Muscle SpasmsCholecystitis AcuteEpistaxisCholecystitis ChronicFatigueWeight Increased
Psychomotor HyperactivityTachycardiaHearing ImpairedMyocardial InfarctionFeeling AbnormalRestlessness
ScreamingDiarrhoeaDizzinessInjuryTooth DisorderOnychoclasis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    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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On eHealthMe, Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Melatonin (melatonin) is often used to treat insomnia. 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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