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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.