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A 29-year-old female asked:

I'm low on blood pressure medicine (only 4 pills left), should i cut them in half to last me longer? (i can't refill them until i get insurance)

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Try to get meds.: It's not safe to cut long-acting medications, such as once-daily blood pressure medications, in half. See if you can be prescribed generic versions of the medications you are on. That would be safer.

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Last updated Nov 11, 2015

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