View Full Version : Taking Methylin ER - have a concern

05-18-10, 12:08 PM
Namaste everyone. I have been prescribed 20mg of Methylin ER, and have a rather odd question.

The bottle notes that the pill should not be broken, I am just curious what would happen if you do take only half of the pill.

I am assuming the slow release would be inactive at that point. But in I correct in assuming it is still safe since it's only half of the medication?

05-18-10, 12:46 PM
Never, ever break an extended release pill or open an extended release capsule. There are coatings that dissolve over time to give you multiple doses of the medication. If those coatings are cut, then you get the full dose all at once.