I don't know if any of you have the same dislike for your pills as I do, but I finally figured out an easy way to hide the incredibly bitter taste. (I take 225mg a day of Effexor XR in tablet form - the capsules were better because they didn't have such a bad taste). I try to take my pills with something that has a tart taste. Cranberry juice works well, as does lemonade. Just thought I'd share that with you guys, 'cause if you're like me, I'm better off without the nasty taste.