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I have been on veneflexine 75mg and 37.5mg twice a day. My

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Hello, I have been on veneflexine 75mg and 37.5mg twice a day. My new Dr has changed me to effexor 75mg and 37.5mg twice per day. I thought as as the new effexor are prolonged release they was only suppose yo be taken once a day?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: It's is a new Dr as I moved area so no, she just swapped them automatically. I'm also on naproxem Naproxen, omeprazol, nototritine, Codine, zapain, pregablin. I have crushed vertibra and wait spine surgery but veneflexine for anxiety and depression.
JA: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?
Customer: I read the slow release shouldn't be taken twice a day?
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: My neck pain ongoing for year after misdiagnosis. Given veneflexine about 4 years ago. I said they didn't help, but was told I'm to complexed and to be referred to mental health team, which never happened.
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Effexor is also available in immediate release form tablets.

So please check the label if it says XR or ER tabs or not.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
It's say xl prolonged release and are capsules.
The old ones venlafaxine film coated
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Ok then you should not take twice daily --once daily is correct dose

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
OK that's what I thought. I will get in contact will my gp ref this. Thank you
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.