... and have always either chewed them or opened the capsules and taken them that way. My question is: has anyone opened and swallowed thr pellets only? I asked my pharmacist, but she said it was slow release and I had to swallow it whole. Any advice would ve appreciated! Thank you!
Hi Crystal,I've opened the capsules and just swallowed the pellets quite a few times since I started on them 5 years ago.
I thought it'd be ok as long as you don't actually crunch into the pellets. It certainly didn't do me any harm but I don't do it all the time so I can't really tell you it's 100% safe but like I said I was absolutely fine. Hopefully someone else will post and give you better advice.
Good luck xx
I also take venlafaxine and have noticed that these capsules are especially sticky and hard to swallow. I swallow it with food. After I chew the food I add the pill into my mouth. It sounds funny but I have actually practiced pill swallowing with hard candies/mints. I would be too afraid to take the venlafaxine beads on their own if the pharmacist says not to. Hmm I would try calling my doctor and another pharmacist to see if they have a different opinion or a suggestion. The applesauce idea that someone suggested sounds good too.
- Venlafaxine Information for Consumers
- Venlafaxine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
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