If You Decide to Drink During Effexor XR Treatment
If a person decides to drink alcohol in moderation while taking Effexor XR, it is recommended that he or she not drink alcohol at the same time as he or she is taking the medication. Also, a person should learn the effects of Effexor XR on his or her body before he or she begins drinking. Effexor XR may affect some individuals' ability to perform certain functions, such as driving a car or operating machinery.
You should talk with your healthcare provider about alcohol and Effexor XR. This is because everyone's situation is different and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. Based on what you want and expect and your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about alcohol and Effexor XR.