If you prescribe Effexor XR, you'll get calls to substitute with a new once-a-day extended-release venlafaxine tablet

If you prescribe Effexor XR, you'll get calls to substitute with a new once-a-day extended-release venlafaxine tablet.

Effexor XR is a CAPSULE and the new one is a TABLET. The new tablets ARE bioequivalent to Effexor XR capsules...and cost about 20% less.

But they can't be automatically substituted in many states because they aren't rated as equivalent by the FDA. The tablets were approved as a new drug...not as a generic for Effexor XR.

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