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Question about Verapamil ER tablets. I am currently taking

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Question about Verapamil ER tablets. I am currently taking 120mg per day. Previously I took 180 mg. per day with good control of my bp. My pressure has been elevated for a few days, 152/90. Is it safe to cut an extended release tab in half to equal 180 mg. There isn't a score line on the pill, but two arrows on the back pointing to the center of the tablet. Is this the same as a score line?

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

You cannot cut an extended release capsule.

mysticdoc :

Since your BP is high, you need to discuss with your doctor to change the verapamil dosage.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Customer:

Thanks for the info! I will talk with my doc asap!

mysticdoc :

very welcome

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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