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Get ready for splitting headaches.

Posted by Rick on October 23, 1999, at 18:50:48

O.K., sorry for the mudane topic (if anyone's bothering to read this), but I have the darndest time trying to split any of my pills besides BuSpar. Even though I use a typical, drugstore-bought pill splitter, my 5mg. Pindolol is impossible to break in half evenly without fragments or crushing -- despite the fact that it is scored down the middle! As for my 0.5mg Klonopin, a small piece usually seems to break off upon slicing -- unless I cut AGAINST the score, but in that case the cute little "K" cutout in the middle leaves me with two unequal pieces.

Does anyone know whether
1) There is a superior splitter available (please provide either brand name or place to order by mail), or
2) Whether some pharmacists will pre-split your pills, or
3) Whether anyone offers a class in effective splitting techniques?

Now, Medscape recently reported on a psych journal article suggesting pdocs cut costs by having patients split AD's. So get ready for your own splitting headaches. But, heck, the two pills I'm having trouble cutting are ALREADY the smallest available doses. And, darn it, I want that little fragment of Klonopin that broke off to end up in my brain, not down the drain!

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.





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