Why can't I cut my Ritalin XR in half?
I have a question that Im pretty sure some of you can answer. Why does the pharmacy instructions that came with my Ritalin XR 20mg say "Do not crush or chew, must swallow whole"? Now that I think about it, the Concerta tablet that I used to take said the same thing. I noticed, however, that warning was not on my normal 10mg Ritalin tabs. My ritalin xr is 20mg so I was going to try and cut it in half when I don't need the whole 20mg. I've done it with my 10mg regular ritalin, so why does it say I can't do it with the XR? Will it cause the pill not to work properly if it's cut in half? Anyone know??Thanks!