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Can I cut the 40 mg viibryd pills in half?

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aspen_ashes 25 Sep 2020

My doctor said I could but I was still hesitant. I put one whole pill and one half pill in cups of water to see the difference in dissolving. There was an immaterial difference in how quickly they dissolved. Both were fully dissolved within one minute.

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Darlenesowa 14 March 2015

Be very careful with this one. I have tried 3 times to take cut 40's (I'm prescribed 20s) and I take it before going to bed. Each night I have an outer body experience, have difficulty waking from it, and feel like I'm in a coma. I am a psych professional, I do not have any psych diagnoses other than anxiety due to post-traumatic stress disorder. I am not prone to hallucinations or anything odd. But these nights really freaked me out. Some medications cannot be cut/opened due to the amount of chemicals being dumped into your system quickly. I don't know if this is one of them. But, if it does this to you, then stop and tell your doctor.

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Rathmullan 3 May 2017

I agree. I don't know if the manufacturer states that viibryd oills can be cut in half but my doctor and pharmacist are under the impression that it can. Having done it myself the effect of a 40 mg pill cut in half versus an uncut 20 mg pill is just not the same over time. Viibryd has a short half life as it is without cutting the pill. I think cutting the pill makes it even shorter. Time for Allergan to clarify all of these issues once and for all and to make the drug available in a 30 mg pill. Having said all of this, Viibryd is without a doubt the most effective anti-depressant I've ever tried and and it's anti-anxietant properties are not appreciated imho.

kaismama 23 July 2012

Only if the doctor prescribed 20 mg for you.

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lennongurl 23 July 2012

Yes, as long as your doctor tells you that that is what you should do. The above poster said it's scored but the 40mg pill is not. I have to cut mine in half and have a hard time getting it equal but you can do it that way.

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Inactive 23 July 2012

Hello tpparker1. Yes you can. I believe it has a perforated line just for that purpose. I'd take the dug as perscribed. If your doctor confirms that yes, for reasons other, you can split the dose. Regards, pledge

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lennongurl 23 July 2012

Hi pledge, the 40mg is not scored. Just thought I'd let you know!

Inactive 24 July 2012

Thank you Lemongurl. Appreciated, pledge free discount card

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