Review: taking Multaq and Effexor together
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 4,978 Multaq users) Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,123 Effexor users)
What are the drugs
Multaq has active ingredients of dronedarone hydrochloride. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from 4,978 Multaq users)
Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,123 Effexor users)
On Jan, 31, 2015: 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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- Joint pain/depression/thinking unclear
I've been on Effexor 75mg. for 8 month's and recently have been decreasing this amount so that I can safely stop taking this all together. I believe that in the beginning month's of taking it, it had helped with my hot-flashes and anxiety. A few month's ago I've noticed that it isn't helping my anxiety but has added a few more problem's as well. I now have bad swelling in my finger's with bumps on top of the joints. Also, crying, depressing, and lack of interest. The muscle's in my arm's ache. I can't concentrate at work which is very embarrassing.
My plan is to decrease amount of this medicine and go completley off. So far, I've been taking 37.5 mg. for a week and seem's withdrawal symptom's are not so bad as of yet. Hopefully, in a few more wks. I will be completely off of it.
I have decided to invest in Herbal remedie's instead. I have never had a problem with all-natural before. As for the hot flashes I will use Black Cohosh. I will also use natural herb's for anxiety. I am really doing my research. I believe that the all-natural route is better than the synthetic med. because there are way too many bad side effect's.
Another thing I didn't mention was the weight gain from Effexor. I sure hope I lose the weight that I gained! That also add's to the depression.
- Effexor lets me down after 20 years
I dropped Effexor for 5 months. Had a depressive episode and went back to it. It blew me away this time around. I'd lost 20 pounds and was exercising a lot. I went back to 37 g and was doing okay although I hated taking it. The side effects: food tasting bad, no sleep, and no sexual desire was making me sad. Anyway, I accidently took 150 and it was very hard. I felt like a zombie and couldn't eat. The next day I took 37 and was okay. I have experienced a lot of anxiety and that seemed to help a little. The next day I took 75, and went hypomaniac. I had to walk around the block 5 times to calm down. The next day without anything I had to take a spinning class, swim, and lift weights to calm down. Followed was 3 horrible days of drug withdrawal. Today, I've been hanging in for most of the day although I had some bad anxiety this morning and afternoon. I am sitting her forcing myself to watch TV. My life has been a living hell for 3 weeks, and all the doctor told me to do is take more of this poison, but at a lower dose.
- Fructose malabsorption symptoms become wore with effexor
I took Venlafaxine for several years. During that time I was diagnosed with Fructose Malabsorption (FM), something I suspect that I have had for years already. For a period of two years I switched medication and took some other SSRIs instead of Venlafaxine and then returned to Venlafaxine and found that my FM symptoms right away increased/returned. When I came off of Venlafaxine I noticed that my FM symptoms became easier to manage but going back on Venlafaxine has confirm that it does indeed cause greater IBS and FM symptoms.
- Effexor near death experience
In 1999 I was prescribed 75mg time release Effexor. I took one pill and 4 hours later I became dizzy and it felt like a cold patch in the middle of my head. I ckecked my eyes as i started seeing too much light, my puples were dilated, all black. I managed to get up stairs and asked my mom to get me to hospital. I passed out, and as crazy as it sounds I had a vision of my nana. I knew I was gone.she told me to wake up. I wasn't breathing. I could hear my mom talking on the phone to 911saying I had no pulse. (She is an RN) the ambulance came and they couldn't find my blood pressure. I couldn't see very well. The ER doctors said to continue taking the meds and sent my home. I stopped taking the Effexor. I had the side effects for many months. I get aura migraines now and have extreme sensitivity to other drugs.
- Atrial fib and ibs, is there a connection?
I felt wonderful, after a good night sleep and a nice breakfast. Took my heart medicine. Took off for an hour shopping and the A-Fib began with a vengeance and lasted five hours.
During the time, interestingly, I had continuous IBS. If I had not used butter (an IBS trigger) on my toast that morning, would have had an episode at all? I wonder if there isn't a connection, one that I might be able to control to some extent. This is worth trying!
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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