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Can You Cut Lexapro In Half
Yes, if tablet form.: Yes you can, if it is a tablet (not caplet). The tablet may not be scored to facilitate even splitting. The normal dose is either 5mg or 10mg. Note that an extended release form of this medication comes in a caplet form, which you cannot break in half, but this is usually in a 15mg or 30mg dosage. ...Read more
Possibly: If you're using the regular immediate release ambien, (zolpidem) cutting a pill in half and using it is possible. It's not recommended with Ambien (zolpidem) cr (controlled release), though. Controlled release or xr medications have a special coating that allows them to be released over time, in different parts of your GI system. Cutting the pill breaks this coating, and then you no longer have "controlled release.". ...Read more
Depends: Some Diphenhydramine comes in capsules and some in solid pills. You can cut the pills but the capsules will just squish, break open and spill the contents. If capsules are all you have, you can dissolve the contents in water and drink half or something we do with patients at times is to mix it with jello and have them eat the proper amount. ...Read more
Easily with doc help: Fluoxetine has a 5 day half life in the body, which makes withdrawal problems rare, and tapering not necessary. But do do this with the advice and consultation of your doctor so that you don't risk the return of the symptoms it was helping with. Sometimes you don't realize how much a medication was helping until you lower or stop it. ...Read more
Yes: It is important that the dosage be monitored by your physician. You should be certain that you have no liver problems, and be careful with driving, etc if new to the medication as they may cause drowsiness. Doses are often modified depending on sensitivity and effectiveness. Do not exceed the prescribed dose. ...Read more
See your doc.: You should consult with your medical provider before you make any changes to your meds. It's not dangerous to cut your dose; however, if you cut your dose too low or stop suddenly, you could go through withdrawal including fatigue, nausea, insomnia, headaches, tremors, flu-like symptoms and increased anxiety. ...Read more
No: No - certain tablets are designed for a "timed" release. By cutting the tablet, you are destroying the mechanism and would absorb all of the 5 mg at once: you probsbly wouldn't like the exacerbated side effects, and would be disappointed in its short duration of activity otherwise. ...Read more
If i cut a multivitamin in half and forget to take the other half do I miss half the amount of all the nutrients? Or half the nutrients?
Or Less.: Absorption of multivitamins is erratic and varies with specific food intake. But unless you have a specific vitamin deficiency or are trying to get pregnant, why take multivitamins at all? They are a big waste of money and time. Save your money, eat better and get a gym membership. Exercise has proven health benefits, and multivitamins do not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pharmacist: I believe you can, but the cutting has to be precisely in half as it's important to get the exact amount of a medication like levothyroxine. Your pharmacist can advise you on most of your questions about your medications and the proper way to take them, however. You could ask him/her if taking the full dose every other day would be effective instead of a half tablet daily. ...Read more
No: No you must not. Ask your doctor to give u a smaller dose. Breaking it may make medicine very dangerous. ...Read more
Maybe: You can, but be careful not to lose contents of capsule. Why would you want to do that? The capsules are small and if you have trouble swallowing them, see your doctor. ...Read more
I am traveling to paris and have a scopolamine patch - can I also take my klonopin (clonazepam) during the flight? It is .5 mg which i can split in half
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