Review: Multaq and Effexor
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Multaq and Effexor together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Multaq and Effexor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 20 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Multaq has active ingredients of dronedarone hydrochloride. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Multaq 4,973 users) Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 55,076 users)
What are the drugs
Multaq has active ingredients of dronedarone hydrochloride. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Multaq 4,973 users)
Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 55,076 users)
On Nov, 26, 2014: 20 people who take Multaq, Effexor are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Multaq (dronedarone hydrochloride)
- Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride)
Drug effectiveness over time :
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Pulmonary Oedema||Thyroxine Decreased||Atrioventricular Block Complete||Pleural Effusion||n/a||n/a||n/a||Dyspnoea|
|Cardiac Failure||Hypothyroidism||Dyspnoea||International Normalised Ratio Increased|
|Dyspnoea||Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased||Pulmonary Hypertension||Pericardial Effusion|
|White Blood Cell Count Increased||Pericardial Effusion||Dizziness|
|International Normalised Ratio Increased||Pleural Effusion|
|Urinary Tract Infection||Thyroxine Decreased|
|Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|International Normalised Ratio Increased||Pericardial Effusion|
|Cardiac Failure||Pleural Effusion|
|Somnolence||Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased|
|Heart Rate Increased||Hypothyroidism|
|Gait Disturbance||Thyroxine Decreased|
|Hepatic Enzyme Increased||Atrial Flutter|
|Atrioventricular Block Complete||Rash|
|Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage||Dizziness|
Drug effectiveness by age :
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||Pain||Pulmonary Oedema||International Normalised Ratio Increased|
|Respiratory Failure||Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased|
|Thyroid Function Test Abnormal||Thyroxine Decreased|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Multaq (dronedarone hydrochloride) is often used to treat atrial fibrillation/flutter. Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride) 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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Multaq is used in:
- Effexor is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
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- Effexor alternatives:
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