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can you drink alcohol while taking effexor

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
29 years experience Psychiatry
Not recommended: Psychoactive medications can cause significant central nervous system dysregulation when alcohol is consumed. Not only would you experience potential ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Plan for trouble: I think you mean 'hear' by 'understand' - if you really comprehended, you'd know that even mixing your meds is a risk for serotonin syndrome. I know, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience Psychiatry
Several problems: Effexor (venlafaxine) may be used to treat depression or anxiety. Alcohol may make depression worse and may hinder one's ability to cope w/ anxiety. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Potentiation effect: The manufacturer recommends against use of alcohol while on effexor (venlafaxine). This is due to concern that the Effexor (venlafaxine) will potentia ... Read More
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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
EtOH withdrawal: This is a difficult and dangerous thing to do without supervision. Discuss with your team and/or your AA partner. Good luck.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Not Advised: It is not advised to drink alcohol when you are ill regardless if you are on medication or not. That then gets much more specific in that you are not ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Etoh & decongestant: Greetings. You can in moderation drink alcohol and take decongestants. Saline nasal wash is a great natural decongestant.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Vandazole: There is the potential for an interaction that will cause nausea and vomiting. It is a very unpleasant explosive vomiting. You also can turn red all ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
NO : Drinking alcohol can make the antibiotic ineffective.
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