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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you take xanax with effexor (venlafaxine)?

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Dr. Julia Irwin
Psychiatry 26 years experience
yes: Xanax (alprazolam) is in the class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Effexor (venlafaxine) is a commonly used antidepressant. Both are prescribed together without major drug-to-drug interactions.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Yes: As prescribed and under a doctors care.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Xanax and Effexor (venlafaxine) can you take them together.?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Effexor (venlafaxine) is taken daily to prevent anxiety, while Xanax can be used on an as-needed basis for breakthrough anxiety symptoms -- the daily use of Effexor (venlafaxine) should make your need for Xanax less.

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Last updated Nov 22, 2020

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