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How would I know if my perscribed medicine is a timed release tablet?

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christineATU 4 Feb 2011

Hi malene, usually the prescription bottle will say ER (extended release) it could also be determined by how often it says to take the medicine. Usually every 8 to 12 hours is extended release. You could always call the pharmacist to make sure or type in the imprints that are on the pill in the "Pill Identifier" at the top of this page. It should tell you if it's extended release or not. But the best way is to call the pharmacy where you had it filled. They would know for sure.
best wishes,

caringsonbj 4 Feb 2011

Hello malene, if it is extended release then it will also have warnings attached and they should caution you against cutting the pill into, chewing, or altering the pill in any way, also once you call the pharmacist and he says it is then he may remind you to be sure to not dissolve it because of it releasing slowly into your system take good care,

DzooBaby 4 Feb 2011

Some say CR for controlled release. If it is oxycodone, at this point you will probably only be able to get OxyContin. they are not making generics for these anymore. free discount card

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