Effexor Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Take Effexor?

You should not take Effexor if you:
  • Are allergic to Effexor, venlafaxine hydrochloride, or any inactive components used to make Effexor. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make Effexor.
  • Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Effexor should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking Effexor may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if Effexor is stopped during treatment.
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Also, you should not take an MAOI if you have taken Effexor within the past seven days. Some examples of MAOIs include:


Effexor Warnings and Precautions: Summary

There are a number of situations in which Effexor should not be taken, as well as a number of warnings and precautions people should be aware of before starting Effexor. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for Effexor were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the Effexor warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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