Posted by ed_uk2010 on March 14, 2010, at 16:48:03
In reply to Re: Venlafaxine Suspension » SLS, posted by evenintherain on March 14, 2010, at 15:48:01
>I was told by both my pharmacist and my doctor i couldn't do this (with cymbalta, but turns out plenty of people do).
Yeah, you can do it. It's the individual pellets which are enteric coated, not the capsule shell. It's important to swallow the pellets whole though ie. no sucking or chewing. The docs and pharmacists are just repeating the manufacturer's information. The manufacturer discourages opening the capsules because some people might suck or chew the pellets and damage the coating. Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is degraded by stomach acid, hence the need for the protective coating.