Advice needed increased dose

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Hi my doc increased my dose from 1x 75mg slow release to 2x 75mg slow release. Went to pharmacy and they usually give me exeffor xl slow release but have given me amphero xl slow release. Done increase dose for two days and was up all night last night being sick and upset stomach. Would this be related to change in tablets or increase in dose or nothing at all? Luckily I am off work until

Monday so I hope what ever it is settles

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Rhian

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    Hi Rhian

    Why did the pharmacist give you amphero xl, and what is that in comparison to effexor ?

    Not really sure why the pharmacist changed the prescription your doctor gave you, they are not entitiled to do so.

    Julie

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    It is the same medication. I would link it to the increase dose. Usually settles within 48 hours. If it does continue, contact your GP again. Hope this helps
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    Yes I think it is the same just different brands??
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      Oh ok.

      If its just a different brand, personnally i don't think that would have made you feel the way you did. Just like coming off of effexor starting/increasing the dosage could be a nightmare until your body gets used to it. It took me 2 months to get used to being on effexor and now i am slowly coming off of this horrible drug slowly by decreasing 10% every 4 weeks.

      Julie

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    I've Googled both brands and there doesn't seem to be any different. My pharmacist changed from Effexor xl capsules to Venlalic xl sustained release tablets (same dose level), and I noticed no difference. Doctors usually prescribe the named drug - ie. venlafaxine, then pharmacist provides whichever brand they have. It could be the increased dose that is temporarily upsetting you, or it could be a tummy bug?
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