Is there a problem cutting this pill in half even if it isn't scored. I know I was taught if it wasn't scored you aren't suppose to cut it in half. The VA orders medications like this and this is why I need clarification for a client in our Residential Drug program.
For pete's sake, they can be a problem can't they. When its dispensed any pill ordered half of they should cut it. If you have a pill splitter you can try. I'd feel better if you called a pharmacist and asked if it can be done. I know I tried to cut an amlodipine and it just shattered, no way could I come up with half of a pill. You can call any pharmacist and ask that, if you'd rather not call the va pharmacy
I have cut 40mg's in half over 2 years and had no problem at all. The oval ones don't shatter, cut easily, the round ones though will shatter so I used a pill cutter. The oval ones I could break with my fingers perfectly...
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