How should I take Effexor XR?

Effexor XR should be taken along with food and swallowed whole with a liquid. The capsule should not be crushed, chewed or dissolved in a liquid. The capsule may be opened and sprinkled on applesauce as long as you swallow it without chewing and follow it immediately with water.

Follow your doctor's instructions regarding the amount and timing of doses for Effexor XR and take it at the same time each day. The amount and timing of this medication will depend upon the condition being treated.

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