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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