High Blood Pressure - Can you break a Metoprolol ER tablet in half?
Question posted by dzumbrunn on 17 Jan 2010
Last updated on 4 December 2017
Do not split the Metoprolol ER tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so.
Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects.
Yes. I have been given a dose of half a tab in am and half in pm
May progress to full tab see how it goes
Yes, I asked my M.D. As long as the pill is scored down the middle, that means it can be broken in half. Pills that aren't scored down the middle should not be broken in half.
Actually, if you look at the package insert metoprolol ER can be cut in half. They just should not be crushed or chewed.
look under dosage and administration heading
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