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3 days felt dizzy,sick and low mood could this be change

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hi changed meds 6 days ago from venlafaxine 150mg caps to venlafaxine tabs 150mg and for 3 days felt dizzy,sick and low mood could this be change that has caused these nasty symptoms
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.

Are your tablets an extended release form?
Were your capsules?

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
capsules xl tabs m/r but different make, read on net people have had same symptoms as I stated after changing
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.
Yes, some people do experience these symptoms when they switch. This may be due to the way the medication is released, but they do have the same active ingredient.

You should get better as your body adjusts to the new formulation, however.

If you are finding that you are not getting better after about 7-10 days, discuss changing back to the capsules with your doctor. I anticipate that you will improve over the next few days, though.

Feel free to ask any follow up questions you may have,

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