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A 19-year-old male asked:

Can i drink and/or smoke marijuana while on effexor (venlafaxine)? i switched from 200mg zoloft to 75mg effexor (venlafaxine) just yesterday for anxiety cuz zoloft wasnt working

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Not wise to combine: Effexor (venlafaxine) affects levels of neurotransmitters in our brain & caution should be taken when combining it with any other chemicals that affect our minds. I wasn't able to find specific info on marijuana & Effexor (venlafaxine) but found this info on how it interacts with Marinol (synthetic thc) & alcohol:http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/effexor-with-marinol-2296-1524-943-511.Html ps it's wise to ask your doc.
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
No: It is never recommended to drink or take drugs especially with your medications.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctor commented
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Maybe. Zoloft was not working because of your pot consumption. This is something you should strongly consider a possibility.
Sep 11, 2013

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