How do I… split pills?

You may find yourself needing to cut certain pills in half in order to change the dosages you are taking. Here are some of our tips for splitting pills.

Which pills?:  Only split pills that are designed for it! Don’t even attempt to split capsules or gastro-resistant pills.
Do not reduce your dose of any medication without checking with your doctor first.

How?: If you plan to do this regularly, invest in a pill splitter (pictured above). They’re very cheap, and are the safest and neatest way to do the job.
In a pinch, you can use a very sharp knife – but be careful not to slip and cut yourself. Place the sharp edge in the tablet groove and give it a firm tap.

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