Merry Wednesday all! Just want to start by saying I hope you’ve all had an absolutely crackin’ (that’s British slang for “good” ;L) Christmas so far! Mine’s been absolutely top-notch! Been feeling mentally so much better the past few days despite the on-going assault from the 700 unidentified diseases that my brain seems to think I have 😉 I really do feel like I’m getting my good old “who gives a $h1t” attitude back which is making it all significantly easier to deal with!
Anywho, I have a quick question regarding meds. I have “run out” of Sertraline and can’t get to my doctor ‘til Friday! I do however have a couple of backup options and don’t know which to go for.
1: My Mother is also on sertraline (although currently weaning off 😄) 100mg. I only take 25mg per day (50mg tablets split in half). I’m pretty sure her tablets are a different brand as they look different (although we don’t know for sure) and they’re also obviously larger. I was just wondering if I’d be okay to cut one into quarters and take those while I want for mine? Is there any risk that I could fudge the dosage up due to size difference, or could there be a different ingredient etc. that could have adverse effects?
2: I found one of my 50mg tablets on the shelf in my room, which has been left out of the packet for a while (a maximum of 2 months as it’s from my 2nd packet). It’s in the little blister pack thing, but the foil is broken. I think I must have opened it, got distracted and forgot, and then opened another one or something :L Would that be safe to take despite being left in the open, or do they have to be kept sealed?
Sorry I know this seems completely ridiculous but I’m not particularly clued up on meds, and can’t contact any professionals to ask them! Wouldn’t want to do anything that could potentially make things worse.
Cheers in advance 😎 x