Posted by ed_uk2010 on March 14, 2010, at 17:01:10
In reply to Re: Venlafaxine Suspension » evenintherain, posted by detroitpistons on March 14, 2010, at 16:45:16
>"You should not break, open, or chew the capsule"
This is typical of the unhelpful information found on product information sheets. Provided that the pellets are placed on the tongue and swallowed straight away, it isn't likely to be a problem. If someone was finding the pellets difficult to swallow quickly enough to ensure that they weren't damaged, it might be helpful to get a pack of empty gelatin capsules and put the pellets in a capsule. Empty capsules can be bought quite cheaply online.
Alternate day dosing is totally inappropriate for short-acting drugs such as Effexor and Cymbalta. It leads to peaks and troughs in blood levels, which only makes matters worse. I find it annoying that some doctors are recommending this harmful practice. Very long-acting drugs such as fluoxetine (Prozac), on the other hand, can often be tapered by reducing the frequency of administration.