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Can I drink coffee while takin effexor (venlafaxine)?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There's no special restriction about drinking coffee while taking Effexor (venlafaxine).
Of course, the caffeine may make you anxious or jumpy, but this would be true with or without the medication. In addition, Effexor is sometimes experienced as mildly stimulating itself, so this could add to the caffeine effect.

In brief: Yes

There's no special restriction about drinking coffee while taking Effexor (venlafaxine).
Of course, the caffeine may make you anxious or jumpy, but this would be true with or without the medication. In addition, Effexor is sometimes experienced as mildly stimulating itself, so this could add to the caffeine effect.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: OK, decaf better

Caffeine is a stimulant and Effexor (venlafaxine) is a CNS -active agent so there is a possible interaction.
However alcohol should be avoided. Another caveat: need to follow blood pressure with Effexor (venlafaxine): the use of Effexor is associated with dose-dependent, sustained increases in blood pressure, mostly in the range of 10 to 15 mm hg for diastolic blood pressure.

In brief: OK, decaf better

Caffeine is a stimulant and Effexor (venlafaxine) is a CNS -active agent so there is a possible interaction.
However alcohol should be avoided. Another caveat: need to follow blood pressure with Effexor (venlafaxine): the use of Effexor is associated with dose-dependent, sustained increases in blood pressure, mostly in the range of 10 to 15 mm hg for diastolic blood pressure.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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