Is RP 5325 considered an extended release tablet
This is the medication here: https://www.drugs.com/imprints/r-p-5-325-22386.html
Sadly the information covers both instant release and extended release. Extended release tabs, should have on the packet the letters SR (slow release) ER (extended release) these are the same and then nothing at all or IR (instant release).
If you break the covering on or split an extended release tab it immediately becomes instant release.
As the other person who answered this said, it's hard to tell if it's an extended-release pill without seeing the label or med guide/information packet. However, you shouldn't break the pills if they are extended-release, as that could lead to an overdose, since breaking extended-release tablets will cause all of the medication (usually a higher amount than you would take in immediate-release pills, since there has to be more in the tablet for 1 dose to last longer) to release at once.
Yes in plain language you never break any kind of extended-release pill's and many of the pain pills are even worse as Stephen said it makes them into an immediate release medication. Chuck1957 Please don't do it. Check with your doctor if you are trying to get down to a lower dose.
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