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Review: Multaq and Effexor

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Multaq and Effexor. It is created by eHealthMe based on 21 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 3, 2014: 21 people who reported to have interactions when taking Multaq, Effexor are studied

Trend of Multaq, Effexor's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (3491955)

Drug combinations in study:
- Multaq (dronedarone hydrochloride)
- Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Multaq, Effexor:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)21
Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)12
Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)12
Thyroxine Decreased12
Pericardial Effusion (fluid around the heart)12
Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased12
International Normalised Ratio Increased10
Pulmonary Oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs)6
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)6
Dizziness6

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Multaq, Effexor:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)2
Breathing Difficulty2
Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)2
Pericardial Effusion (fluid around the heart)2
Pulmonary Hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery)2

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Multaq0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Effexor0.000.000.000.000.00

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation
  2. Atrial flutter
  3. Heart rate
  4. Depression
  5. Diabetes mellitus

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin
  2. Digoxin
  3. Coumadin
  4. Metformin
  5. Furosemide

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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.

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