My Mom in on Metoprolol ER 25 mg tabs. When her Blood Pressure and/or Heart Rate is low, we'd like to just give her 1/2 tab instead of a whole tab. But since it's an ER tablet, we're just wondering if it's safe to break the tablet in half? Can you use 1/2 of an ER tab?
If it is scored yes it can be broken HOWEVER it is not safe without telling the dr. Because it's time release it does not all work at once so doesn't drop. The bp a lot with one dose.
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