Interaction Moderate: Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
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venlafaxine ↔ quetiapine
Applies to: Effexor (venlafaxine), quetiapine
Using venlafaxine together with QUEtiapine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
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Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
quetiapine interacts with more than 500 other drugs.
Effexor (venlafaxine) interacts with more than 400 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
No results found - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Hi, Rach! I take Effexor and Zyprexa currently with no problems other than the weight gain (!!) Unfortunately, all the atyps can cause it. May be switching to Abilify soon as that seems to be not so bad as the others. Diet and exercise can certainly help to a degree, but the weight gain is a side effect for many people. Don't get down on yourself about it. Best wishes, WC
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