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Venlafaxine

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Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI) Efexor Adult

Venlafaxine - Dosage and How to Use

How should Venlafaxine be used?

  • ​Follow the instructions on your medication label and take the medication as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Venlafaxine should be taken with food. Swallow the tablet or capsule whole, do NOT chew or crush it.
  • This medication needs to be taken regularly for a few weeks before you feel its full benefits. You should not stop taking this medication even if you do not feel better at the beginning. Continue to take this medication even after you feel better to prevent your symptoms from returning.
  • Do check with your doctor on how long you will have to be on this medication.
  • Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional. You may experience unpleasant effects such as dizziness, headache, difficulty sleeping, irritability, and nausea if you suddenly stop taking the medication on your own.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is more than half of the time to the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at your usual timing. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Venlafaxine - Additional Information

  • Tags: Venlafaxine
  • Updated on Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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