... I want to try half a pill
Can a 10mg Brintellix be split in half? I have been struggling with nausea for the first 3 doses, so
Question posted by rorschach777 on 20 March 2014
Last updated on 29 January 2022 by Jane80
I first tried Brillintex for 1 months but it made me feel so dizzy I had to stop. Then I tried Wellbutrin and Sertraline. Sertraline made me lazy and Wellbutrin made me too agitated. After that I decided to give Brillintex another try and I cut my 5mg in 4 pieces. And now with this tiny dose for the last weeks I've felt excellent! So less is more in this case for me, and I will keep doing the lower dose. Ciao!
My doctor says yes, it can be split
I just seen your question. My doc told me to cut the 10 mg with a pill cutter you should be fine. I have been taking the 5 mg with no problems eventhough they aren't the exact size, so far all is good. Good luck!
My doctor had me split the 10 mg for a week. If you have a sharp pill cutter, you should have no problems.
As to side effects, I can only say that I had the usual for an SSRI (even a multiple SSRI like this). No problems after about 4-5 days.
I started Brintellix about 2 weeks ago and my doc told me to split the 10 mg. in half and take 5 for a week and then go to the 10 mg. I am experiencing nausea, and pain in my upper stomach but that might be a drug interaction, not sure yet.
Hi, rorschach! I've always had a little nausea for the first couple days when I've started a new med. I've learned to take it 15-20 minutes after a meal and if the queasies start up a few plain soda crackers with a little milk or ginger ale settles me right down.
Fortunately, you're probably very close to the point that your body will adjust on it's own.
Good luck!! WCV
Unfortunately it is coated and not scored, plus its an odd where half is going to be rough, so its not a good idea. Cutting it may lead to faster absorption and cause more nausea.
I cut a different med, I would say as long as it is not ER, it has a score line and it is not coated it should be fine.
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