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Are there any long lasting side effects to an overdose of Divalproex (depakote) or Venlafaxine (effexor)? Provided that death does not occur.

Are there any long lasting side effects to an overdose of Divalproex (depakote) or Venlafaxine (effexor)? Provided that death does not occur.

Should resolve: But what prompts your question? Did YOU overdose?
If so, once all is destabilized, you should have no lasting damage. But discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


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Previously been on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR for anxiety and depression which helped. Now depressed grieving mothers death etc. Started Prozac (day 2) no symptoms drive : (?

Previously been on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR for anxiety and depression which helped. Now depressed grieving mothers death etc. Started Prozac (day 2) no symptoms drive : (?

Prozac & Effexor (venlafaxine): Prozac & Effexor (venlafaxine) are both antidepressants, but work a little differently. Also if only on day 2 of Prozac it's too early to know if it will help your depression symptoms. Neither will eliminate grief, but psychotherapy can help you work through it. If Effexor (venlafaxine) helped before, most doctors would consider re-starting it rather than going to something else. Please talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Effexor (venlafaxine) overdose?

What are the tests for Effexor (venlafaxine) overdose?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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At what dosage does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR become cardiotoxic? Studies sayfor overdose 1000mg but what about 225mg-450mg that some folks take? Is that high enough

It's pretty safe.: They don't actually do controlled trials of overdoses in humans. Therefore the experience is based only on those who try suicide and they are not a reliable group.
http://www. Accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2005/020699s059lbl. Pdf
2.75 GRAM was slightly cardiotoxic, BUT
1) other drugs potentially interact
2) underlying heart disease will interact with it. ...Read more

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I am worried that I have caused myself damage from overdosing several times on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Effexor (venlafaxine) overdose: I am more concerned with your repeated suicide attempts than with effects of medication. Discuss a plan with your doctor regarding future therapy for your depression to help u explore alternatives to cope with despair and thoughts of self harm. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Effexor (venlafaxine) overdose?

What is the treatment for Effexor (venlafaxine) overdose?

Supportive: There is no specific antidote for Effexor (venlafaxine, and management is generally supportive, providing treatment for the immediate symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you exercise on effexor (venlafaxine)?

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Can you exercise on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Effexor/Exercise: Yes you can, if no other limitations. ...Read more

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Can Effexor and venlafaxine be taken together?

Can Effexor and venlafaxine be taken together?

Venlafaxine: Effexor is a brand name for venlafaxine. Ask your pharmacist or prescribing medical provider to help clarify whatever the confusion is. Take care. ...Read more

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How can you be productive on effexor (venlafaxine)?

How can you be productive on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Yes: Effexor (venlafaxine) is prescribed to alleviate symptoms. If the medication is doing this it should make you more productive. If not discuss this with your physician. He/she may need to change the dose or even the medication. ...Read more

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Are Effexor (venlafaxine) and elaxine the same medication?

Elaxine: Elaxine is effexor-sr made by aspen company. Effexor is made by pfizer company & its generic name is venlafaxine. ...Read more

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What will 225mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) do that 150mg won't?

Reduce depression: Some people with high tolerance to medications in general may need higher doses of a med. Such as Effexor (venlafaxine) to effectively manage their depression. In people such as those, raising the dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) from 150 mg. To 225 mg. Could mean the difference between still being somewhat depressed to having depression totally lifted. ...Read more

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What medications should be avoided when taking effexor (venlafaxine)?

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What medications should be avoided when taking effexor (venlafaxine)?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Mostly medications that raise serotonin level, raise blood pressure, or interfere with absorption of effexor (venlafaxine). Refer to drugs. Com for complete list. ...Read more

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What happens if you forget to take your Effexor (venlafaxine) for 1day?

Maybe withdrawal: You may be fine, but you may also experience flu like muscle aches, and generally feeling crummy. ...Read more

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How are Effexor (venlafaxine) tablets and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

Effexor (venlafaxine): First one is the regular release, the XR is the Extended release. ...Read more

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Have you taken Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and felt the effects almost immediately?

Yes: Some patients say they have felt a benefit the first day they take a medication. That is likely due to the placebo effect and not the medication itself. You will notice side effects immediately. Depending on the side effect of the medication it can be beneficial, such as having more energy or sleepng better. The medication needs to build up in your system over a few weeks to obtain maximum benefit. ...Read more

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What are some differences between Effexor (venlafaxine) and Effexor (venlafaxine) xr?

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Effexor (venlafaxine): The xr form is extended release and given once a day, somewhat better tolerated than the regular release as far as effect on stomach. ...Read more

Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more