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what is the treatment for venlafaxine overdose?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Venlafaxine overdose: There is no specific treatment for an overdose of venlafaxine. Heart function monitoring & other supportive care are given. Often activated charcoal is administered to decrease absorption of the drug.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for Effexor (venlafaxine) overdose?

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Vital signs. lab : A physical exam, check blood pressure, pulse, respiration and temperature and ekg. Blood tests to measure serum level of effexor (venlafaxine). Mental status examination. Psychiatric evaluation and suicide risk assessment.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for Effexor (venlafaxine) overdose?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
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Supportive: There is no specific antidote for Effexor (venlafaxine, and management is generally supportive, providing treatment for the immediate symptoms.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

What symptoms are present with an Effexor (venlafaxine) overdose. I just like to know worst case scenarios with anything I take. Better safe than sorry?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Too many: There are too many potential side effects to list. Most people have no side effects. This sounds like a discussion you should have with your doctor.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Effexor (venlafaxine) overdose?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Effexor OD: Effexor/ VENLAFAXINE recommended dosing is up to 225mg per day. However, off-label dosing can be considerably higher. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Venlafaxine overdose?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Effexor OD: VENLAFAXINE /Effexor recommended dosing is up to 225mg per day. However, off-label dosing can be considerably higher. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations.

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