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my venalaxafine has been increased fro 150mg capsules to 225mg tablet is there any difference both say xl on box , i am a bit warey of change as i believe your body gets used to things as they are , do they do 225mg in capsules

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    Hi terry. I noticed no difference when changed from xl capsules to xl tablets. They both release the venlafaxine gradually. I take my 225 mg as 3x75 mg tablets, 2 at night and 1 in morning. One warning about the tablets - they consist of an inert framework from which the active venlafaxine is gradually released so don't get alarmed if you see a white tablet coming out at the other end (!!). It doesn't mean the venlafaxine hasn't been delivered, it's just the empty " dosing ball".
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      thanx pixie22 , can i ask why you take two at night and one in the morning , i take mine first thing in the morning 
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      My psychiatrist recommended it when I was first Ill, because my worst time was early morning so I took the one dose as soon as i woke (usually 4-5am at that time) to boost the drug levels in my body. I've just stuck with the pattern since then, although I've been well for a year now and I'll be looking to reduce the dose. I do sometimes forget to take the one in the morning anyway!
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      im so glad you are feeling well , i was on 75mg for about eight years but last year it stopped  working so my doctor just stopped me in a week , crashed big style so been put back on a much higher dose , been on it about two weeks now still waiting for it to kick in 
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