Having a chronic condition that requires medications on a monthly basis, or even multiple medications, can be a major burden. Not just financially but also emotionally and physically.
Splitting appropriate medications can be a way to save a lot of money monthly. The American Medical Association and the American Pharmacists Association oppose pill splitting but many doctors and insurance companies promote pill splitting to help patients stay on their needed medications and curb non-compliance due to cost concerns.
Always consult with your physician and healthcare provider when considering pill splitting.
Do Not Split:
- Tablets that break into multiple pieces
- Sustained-release (SR) or extended-release (XR) tablets
- Enteric-coated tablets
- Tablets designed to be placed between the cheek and gum
- Combination Medications
- Narrow therapeutic index drugs
- Birth Control Pills