Hi, I know many of us are on this medication as am I ( or I thought I was ).
I have just found out I have been passing the pills whole in my stools. I was on the capsules a few years ago and then they changed to white pills, I suppose a cheaper version.
My dilemma is my dosage went up to the full wack of 375 mg from 75 mg over time. Is this because when they changed the formulation I was not getting the benefit of the medication any more as I had been passing them?
Not sure what to do now. Doctor has changed them back to the capsules and he's not even sure what dosage I should take or should I take any? I know you can get nasty withdrawal symptoms but is that what I had a few years ago when the dosage kept going up as I got quite suicidal.
This is my second day of not taking any so will wait and see what happens.
My point of this post is if you also take the pill form of Venlafaxine just check to see if there appear to be any white bits showing in your stools, mine was the whole two 175mg tablets and they were there the following day as well.
Are you getting the full benefit of your medication.