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Re: Tools for Dividing Pills to save $--suggestions?

Posted by Kev on December 18, 1999, at 18:43:51

In reply to Tools for Dividing Pills to save $--suggestions?, posted by Abby on December 13, 1999, at 17:36:18

> For a long time I took 50mg of zoloft; the prescription
> was written as 1/2 of a scored 100mg tablet. Then I went up to
> 100 mg. My newest prescription involves taking 300mg
> of lithium at bed time with 25mg Zoloft in addition to
> the 100mg of Zoloft in the morning.
> 30 of the 100 mg tablets only costs about $2 more than
> 30 of the 50 mg tablets. So, really you're paying twice
> as much for the blue pills as for the yellow.
> Can someone recommend a good pill cutter to cut a 100mg
> Zoloft pill into 4 reasonably equal pieces.
> Thanks,
> Abby
> **** But wouldn't you really have to find some way to weigh the pieces, so's you could learn to score each pill into equal sections (Note: I have no idea what Zoloft pills look like, but many pills are unevenly shaped). I wonder how much tolerance is acceptable- would a few mg's more or less/dose affect the therapeutic effects/side effects?




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