We have used the Targeted Intervention Strategies program as the main communication vehicle for our in-house tablet splitting
program," said William A.
With respect to tablet splitting
, scored tablets are better designed for this purpose--although they don't always split easily and cleanly.
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.
2002) studied tablet splitting by "elderly patients" aged 59-70.
ABP" or "the Company"), the inventor of patented scored tablet designs for easy and precise tablet splitting
, believes their technologies comply with the Food and Drug Administration's ("FDA") newly released guidance for testing and data requirements for scored tablets.
In this study, the variance in estimated drug content due to uneven tablet splitting
ranged anywhere from 50 to 150 percent of the ideal targets, meaning a patient would have no guarantee of consistently receiving the intended amount of medication throughout the course of therapy.
Studies of cost-savings associated with tablet splitting
date back to 2002 when Stanford University researchers found that splitting pills from 11 medications commonly used in its health plan provided savings ranging from 23 percent to 50 percent.
PHILADELPHIA, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Back and neck pain sufferers who divide the most frequently prescribed muscle relaxant may be getting anywhere from half to one-and-a-half times the amount of medicine they believe they are taking, suggests a new study examining the practice of tablet splitting
SoLapharm is developing novel ACCU-BREAK(TM) pharmaceutical tablets, which the Company believes may provide an important and practical solution to the common problems of imprecise and/or difficult tablet splitting
Twelve drugs commonly used by the elderly and subject to recommendations for tablet splitting
by the Veterans Administration were found to split uniformly by several measures, including a target weight of 80% or greater.
Study Raises Concerns About Tablet Splitting
of Most Prescribed Muscle Relaxant
In this context, tablet splitting
can help preserve access to comprehensive, high quality drug benefits without impairing the quality of care.