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Cutting Pills in Half

If I need to cut some tablets in half because they're too strong for me and the doctor said I could take half at a time, will it hurt anything to cut a bunch of them at once, or does the medication deteriorate? I want to cut a lot of them and keep them in the bottle that way because it's convenient, but not if the medication will be less effective.

 
Ballad

Asked by Ballad at 6:31 PM on Jun. 10, 2013 in Health

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Answers (8)
  • It will be fine they don't change them at all as long as they are the kind that can be cut, which since your doc said to do it.

    tntmom1027

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 9:34 PM on Jun. 10, 2013

  • Give a quick call to the pharmacy to see.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 6:40 PM on Jun. 10, 2013

  • i agree with the others. it's probably fine but, just call the pharmacist and verify first.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 6:43 PM on Jun. 10, 2013

  • I do that with certain medications. It's probably best to check w/ the pharmacist on what medications that can be done with.

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:32 PM on Jun. 10, 2013

  • I bite them in half
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:38 PM on Jun. 10, 2013

  • it will be fine
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 6:42 PM on Jun. 10, 2013

  • Should be fine... but always check with the Pharmacist on this stuff!!

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 7:02 PM on Jun. 10, 2013

  • I do it too, I would say you would be fine.
    Sillylins

    Answer by Sillylins at 10:20 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

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