How should I take venlafaxine for hot flashes?

Venlafaxine is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). Take your prescribed dosage daily, with or without food. Many providers recommend patients take venlafaxine at night because it can cause drowsiness, but the rule of thumb is to take it at a time when you’ll remember. Make it part of your daily routine. For example, take it before you brush your teeth every night.

Please see the full Prescribing Information for additional safety information regarding venlafaxine

This information is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider.

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