Tablet splitting | definition of tablet splitting by Medical dictionary
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.
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.
Effect of tablet splitting
on serum cholesterol concentrations.