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Does anyone else split the 5mg Bystolic pill?

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:23 AM   #1
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Does anyone else split the 5mg Bystolic pill?

My doctor recommended that I cut in half the dosage of high blood pressure medication I take. Instead of giving me a new prescription, he suggested that I split the 5mg Bystolic pill that I currently take everyday.

Does anyone else split Bystolic? I am concerned that I need a precise cut. There is no score on the pill, so when I split it the cut is sometimes uneven. This bothers me.

Should I press my doctor for a new prescription at a lower dosage? Or should I try to comply and split my high blood pressure pill?

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Old 02-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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Re: Does anyone else split the 5mg Bystolic pill?

I'm assuming you mean the Amlodipine Bystolic? I was splitting mine into 2.5mg segments but I would always crush one half because there was no score. I finally called my Dr and had him just call in a prescription for the 2.5mg tabs.

Old 02-07-2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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Re: Does anyone else split the 5mg Bystolic pill?

I started cutting mine in half with a pill cutter 5 days ago. Why are you taking it? I am taking it for blood pressure.

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