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What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much venlafaxine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Seizures.
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Venlafaxine Overdose for more information.)

How Should Venlafaxine Be Stored?

Venlafaxine should be stored at room temperature away from moisture or heat. The tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your venlafaxine as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Available Strengths

Venlafaxine tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Venlafaxine 25 mg
  • Venlafaxine 37.5 mg
  • Venlafaxine 50 mg
  • Venlafaxine 75 mg
  • Venlafaxine 100 mg.

Generic Venlafaxine

This medication is available only in generic form (see Generic Effexor for more information).
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