When is it okay to split medication in half?

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Published: January, 2017

Q. I take daily medication. Is it ever okay to split my pills in half? If so, what is the best way to do this?

A. Splitting pills in half are often necessary when you need to adjust or lower a dose. It can also be a way to save money on prescriptions: you purchase high-dose pills, which often have similar pricing, and take only half a pill at one time.

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