Hey all venlafaxine users. I posted on my diary that I am having hives. Dr. thinks it could be the venlafaxine. I use the venlafaxine extended release CAPSULE (150mg). I read that there is an extended release TABLET. Does anyone take the extended release tablet? I want to try the tablet first, before the brand name of capsule (Effexor), because the cost is significantly different.
Hiya,my brand is venex xl and its a capsule but inside are small white tablets each one 12.5mg.
Full title is venex xl prolonged release capsules, hard.
Hope this helps.
Any sign of hives settling down?
Thanks Nop, hives are still there. I did not take the antihistamine last night, and oh gosh, I woke up full of them. But don’t get scared please. It might not even be the venlafaxine. I will try the med without the capsule.
You can stagger the tablets through the day. One in morning, noon and night. That way it is kinda extended release. I have seen other folks doing this. Good luck Laura.
thanks Vigs, I found this info: Venlafaxine Extended-Release Tablets Information - Drugs.com
Seems that the extended release tablet does exist. I will try it, and will see.
Best of luck, hope you can get it sorted . Keep us posted.