Splitting Pills

March 20, 2013

Splitting Pills without CrumblingMy husband takes half of a pill, and I was having so much trouble with the cutter that I bought from the Pharmacy. It would cut the pill, but lots of times it crumbled into pieces instead of splitting it in half. I mentioned this to my Pharmacist, and he gave me this simple, but effective way.


Take about 3 playing cards from a deck, and place them on a flat surface. Using the photos as your guide, place the pill with the dividing mark on the straight edge of the card stack. Next, with your left index finger, hold the left edge of the pill in place while you press the right edge with your right index finger.

This works almost 100% of the time. It will work best if the pill is flat.

Splitting Pills without Crumbling
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March 22, 20132 found this helpful

This makes little sense to me, and I tried. Sorry. But hey, I'm glad it worked for you, those cutters at the pharmacy do not work very well and using a knife is just out of the question.

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March 22, 20132 found this helpful

I get it and if it works well, I might even glue three cards together for a permanent pill-splitter! Thanks so much for the tip!

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April 10, 20133 found this helpful

That is the most useful tip I have read on here! Love it!

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November 20, 20173 found this helpful

What a fantastic idea! This worked SO much better than any pill cutter I've ever tried. If you want to split a tablet into two pieces, without little pieces & powder everywhere, try this idea!


But do it correctly!

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