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I was prescribed venelafaxine hcl 37.5. I used to take

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I was prescribed venelafaxine hcl 37.5. I used to take Effexor xr from the same provider. I think they just forgot to write the extended release. Should I call to get the extended release or if I break the tablet and take 2x day until I go back in three weeks will it be the same . I take it for anxiety. Thanks!
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

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Yes, you can simply break the tablet.

That won't be an issue

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

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