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Re:Guillotine ... and variable dosage

Posted by Bob on October 24, 1999, at 23:57:09

In reply to Re:Guillotine, posted by Noa on October 24, 1999, at 18:25:09

> My pill cutter does look something like a guillotine.

Well, the blade on mine does, but I want the little wooden frame to lock the pill into place, and I want some little string to pull to engage some sort of spring-loaded blade (couldn't depend on weight for the cutting force) to snap down and chop it off -- I think it'd be a great visualization strategy if I could picture the CEO of my HMO being in there instead of the pill.

As for variable dosage, 1mg difference may not sound like much, but I think you need to think about proportion and not brute size. That 3mg pill has 50% more medicine than the 2mg pill does. Now, if I lost a few milligrams to pill dust and fragments in splitting a 100mg zoloft tab, I wouldn't be concerned. On the other hand, the way I respond to clonazepam I was quite concerned about splitting my 1mg tabs -- if one of those half-tabs turns out to be .35 to .4mg instead of .5mg, then I'm losing 20-30% of the dose I need.

Thank goodness I'm up to a full tab now. Phew.




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