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Review: taking Klonopin and Effexor Xr together

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Klonopin and Effexor Xr. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,168 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Klonopin has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 31,316 Klonopin users)

Effexor xr has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 21,881 Effexor xr users)

On Feb, 8, 2015: 5,168 people who take Klonopin, Effexor Xr are studied

Klonopin, Effexor Xr outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Klonopin (clonazepam)
- Effexor Xr (venlafaxine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Klonopin is effective21.05%
(4 of 19 people)
50.00%
(17 of 34 people)
53.33%
(16 of 30 people)
39.53%
(17 of 43 people)
51.67%
(31 of 60 people)
50.00%
(23 of 46 people)
62.50%
(20 of 32 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Effexor Xr is effective11.11%
(2 of 18 people)
27.27%
(9 of 33 people)
22.22%
(6 of 27 people)
22.86%
(8 of 35 people)
53.70%
(29 of 54 people)
33.87%
(21 of 62 people)
50.00%
(17 of 34 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Drug Withdrawal SyndromeAnxietyDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDepressionDepressionAnxietyDrug IneffectiveDepression
Suicidal IdeationPainNauseaDrug IneffectiveSuicidal IdeationInsomniaDrug Withdrawal SyndromeNausea
NauseaSuicidal IdeationAnxietyEmotional DistressType 2 Diabetes MellitusDepressionBack InjuryAnxiety
AnxietyNauseaHeadachePainSuicide AttemptPulmonary EmbolismAccident At WorkPain
HeadacheDrug Withdrawal SyndromeFatigueSuicidal IdeationAnxietyWeight IncreasedAnxietyHeadache
Drug IneffectiveSuicide AttemptDizzinessSuicide AttemptDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDry MouthDiabetes Mellitus
Completed SuicideWeight DecreasedVision BlurredAnxietyInsomniaDiabetes MellitusInsomniaFatigue
Suicide AttemptDepressionSuicidal IdeationHeadacheSepsisWithdrawal SyndromeType 2 Diabetes MellitusWeight Increased
Feeling AbnormalDrug IneffectiveAlopeciaInjuryAbdominal PainFatigueMovement DisorderSuicidal Ideation
PainConvulsionInfluenza Like IllnessCerebrovascular AccidentVomitingPainCognitive DisorderInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Klonopin is effective49.20%
(92 of 187 people)
46.84%
(37 of 79 people)
Effexor Xr is effective34.24%
(63 of 184 people)
36.25%
(29 of 80 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
DepressionDiabetes Mellitus
NauseaAnxiety
AnxietyDepression
PainPain
HeadacheType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
FatigueSuicidal Ideation
InsomniaWeight Increased
Weight IncreasedFatigue
Suicidal IdeationDrug Ineffective
DizzinessBack Pain

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Klonopin is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
23.40%
(11 of 47 people)
34.44%
(31 of 90 people)
38.52%
(47 of 122 people)
24.00%
(24 of 100 people)
17.65%
(12 of 68 people)
Effexor Xr is effectiven/an/a20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
15.22%
(7 of 46 people)
20.00%
(18 of 90 people)
25.93%
(35 of 135 people)
15.31%
(15 of 98 people)
21.43%
(15 of 70 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Premature BabyPyrexiaSuicidal IdeationSuicide AttemptDiabetes MellitusNauseaDepressionPain
SwellingSerotonin SyndromeDepressionSuicidal IdeationNauseaDiabetes MellitusPainDepression
Weight IncreasedPhotophobiaWeight IncreasedNauseaDepressionHeadacheAnxietyFall
Ill-defined DisorderPalpitationsAngerAnxietyType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainInsomniaAnxiety
StomatitisHeadache NosAggressionDepressionAnxietyDepressionHeadacheNausea
AnorexiaNeck TightnessAgitationCompleted SuicideSuicidal IdeationType 2 Diabetes MellitusNauseaFatigue
Gastrointestinal MalformationSelf-injurious IdeationOverdoseSuicide AttemptAnxietyFatigueDrug Ineffective
Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusPainType 2 Diabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedFatigueDizzinessDizziness
MeningoceleDiabetes MellitusDrug Withdrawal SyndromeHeadacheWeight IncreasedDiabetes MellitusHeadache
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome NeonatalPyrexiaFatigueDizzinessSuicidal IdeationType 2 Diabetes MellitusInsomnia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Recent conversations of related support groups:

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More questions for: Effexor Xr, Klonopin

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    really? on Sep, 22, 2014:

    I honestly thought this was a board where we could all learn from
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