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A few of the drugs that can potentially interact with Effexor XR include linezolid, ketoconazole, tramadol, and tryptophan. Effexor XR drug interactions can alter the levels of some drugs in your blood and cause unwanted, or even possibly life-threatening, side effects, among other things. Talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist about the drug interactions with Effexor XR that may apply to you.

Effexor XR Drug Interactions: An Introduction

Effexor XR® (venlafaxine XR) can potentially interact with a number of other medicines. Some of the medicines that can lead to Effexor XR interactions include:
  • Alcohol
  • Medications that "thin" the blood (such as anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs), such as:
        • Alteplase (Activase®)
        • Reteplase (Retavase®)
        • Streptokinase (Streptase®)
        • Tenecteplase (TNKase®)


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