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18-11-2019, 09:22   #16
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I know someone who was given a generic version of Efexor XL and they ended up trying to take their life. The generic version of this drug is 3 x tablets in a capsule vs beads in Efexor.

There’s some things you shouldn’t change. If you start on branded medicine, stay on it. Vice versa.
I would disagree with this. There wouldn't be any change in effect of the active ingredient. Sadly, people who are on venlafaxine have been diagnosed with "major depressive disorder". So as a subset of patients, are more likely to attempt suicide.
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27-11-2019, 07:47   #17
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When I was new here, the prescription said my usual Tylex but the pharmacy sent Kapake.

Almost identical but without the caffeine

I thought they had to give what was on the prescription? Was this a cheaper option?

The real problem was the Kapake tablet size as I have swallowing issues so I got the pharmacy to change to Tylex in capsule form for that reason.
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27-11-2019, 08:27   #18
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When I was new here, the prescription said my usual Tylex but the pharmacy sent Kapake.

Almost identical but without the caffeine

I thought they had to give what was on the prescription? Was this a cheaper option?

The real problem was the Kapake tablet size as I have swallowing issues so I got the pharmacy to change to Tylex in capsule form for that reason.
There is no caffeine in Tylex.

If you have issues swallowing request Solpadol caplets. They're the same again but they're quite small.
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