tablet splitting

tablet splitting

Dividing a pill into two (or more) parts to save money, make a pill easier to swallow, or create a dose that is not marketed by the manufacturer.

CAUTION!

The FDA recommends against this practice because it may produce unequal or nonstandardized medication doses.
References in periodicals archive ?
Food and Drug Administration does not encourage tablet splitting unless it's specified in the drug's professional prescribing information.
Many studies have concluded that the manual splitting of tablets, with and without tablet splitting devices, does not yield the desired results of an even split.
Effect of tablet splitting on serum cholesterol concentrations.