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When and How to Take Venlafaxine XRSome general considerations for when and how to take venlafaxine XR include:
- Venlafaxine XR comes in capsule and tablet form. The medicine is taken by mouth once a day.
- Be sure to swallow venlafaxine XR whole (do not crush, break, or chew the capsules or tablets).
- For people who have trouble swallowing, venlafaxine XR capsules may be opened and the contents sprinkled on a spoonful of applesauce. Immediately swallow the applesauce whole without chewing. This is not possible with the tablets.
- It is recommended that you take venlafaxine XR with food.
- Venlafaxine XR should be taken at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
- For venlafaxine XR to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Venlafaxine XR will not work if you stop taking it.