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Is it safe to cut a time release wellbutrin (bupropion) tablet in half?

Is it safe to cut a time release wellbutrin (bupropion) tablet in half?

Don't break these!: The active medication is contained in a special coating that permits delayed release of the therapeutic ingredients into the patient. Breatking these tablets in half will release the active ingredient much faster than intended, probably bringing about unwanted side effects. Just not worth the gamble, especially when the generic form, buproprion, is safe, easily available, and better priced. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


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Is it safe to cut my Lexapro (escitalopram) in half and take half a pill a day?

Is it safe to cut my Lexapro (escitalopram) in half and take half a pill a day?

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

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Is it safe to break a citalopram hbr in half?

Is it safe to break a citalopram hbr in half?

Celexa (citalopram) break 1/2: The 20 and 40 mg pills have a line down the middle to make it possible to break them in 1/2. The question I have is why would you pose that question here and not to your prescribing professional. So my 2 cents is yes it can be done but talk to your prescriber first please. ...Read more

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Is it safe to cut 1mg lorazepam tablets in half to only take .5mg?

Is it safe to cut 1mg lorazepam tablets in half to only take .5mg?

Take as directed.: I just looked online and it looks like at least one company makes a scored pill. So yes. ...Read more

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Since i cant break a 50 mg seroquel (quetiapine) XR tablet in half is it possible to take it every other day as a way of tapering off since 50 is the lowest dose?

Since i cant break a  50 mg seroquel (quetiapine) XR tablet in half is it possible to take it every other day as a way of tapering off since 50 is the lowest dose?

Seroquel (quetiapine) taper: Remember that whenever changing a psychiatric medication regimen, all medication changes should be carried out in collaboration with your treating doc. Never stop a psychiatric medication "on your own". If you and your doc do plan to taper off seroquel, (quetiapine) it is available in a non XR formulation which comes in smaller tablet strengths and can be split for better tapering. XR every other won't do :/ ...Read more

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Is it okay to split drug pills in half?

Is it okay to split drug pills in half?

Generally yes: Any solid pill can be split in half and some actually have a score built in for this purpose. This can be a way to lower the cost as the larger pill frequently costs less than two smaller pills. Capsules cannot be split, as the contents spill out uncontrollably although capsules can be opened and the contents put in a slurry for ingestion if the capsule cannot be swallowed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 3 and a half percocet 10/325 in one day?

Is it safe to take 3 and a half percocet 10/325 in one day?

Yes but be prudent.: The dosing of Percocet 10/325 is 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours per your physician. Your amount is safe if ordered by your surgeon. Be aware that you are also taking Alprazolam which may increase the side effects of the Percocet. Your itching may also be a side effect of the Percocet. Get well and if you have any problems call your physician. ...Read more

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Is it ok to cut a nicotine patch in half to make a smaller dose?

Is it ok to cut a nicotine patch in half to make a smaller dose?

Yes: Nicoderm (nicotine patch) has nicotine dissolved into the glue, so it is possible to "hack" the patches. Let's say that you can buy #14 patches that are 21mg each for $50. If you want to taper your dose over a month, apply a full patch for 1 week, 1/2 patch for 1 week, and 1/4 patch for 2 weeks, then you're off! there are some patches that have a gel reservoir that can't be cut, so examine before you buy! ...Read more

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Is Venlafaxine prolonged release capsule split dose safe? My doctor told me to split it daily half morning half night with rivotril.is it safe?

Is Venlafaxine prolonged release capsule split dose safe? My doctor told me to split it daily half morning half night with rivotril.is it safe?

Yes: The rule of thumb is that if a tablet is scored, it is safe to cut in half and will be effective. This is often done to save money as twice the dose of a medication is not usually twice s expensive. ...Read more

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Can i cut an extended release tablet of morphine in half to taper off?

Can i cut an extended release tablet of morphine in half to taper off?

No: No you must not. Ask your doctor to give u a smaller dose. Breaking it may make medicine very dangerous. ...Read more

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Is cutting my Effexor (venlafaxine) dose in half a good way to not have withdrawal?

Is cutting my Effexor (venlafaxine) dose in half a good way to not have withdrawal?

Ask your prescriber: Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal can be significant. Talk to the doctor who prescribed this medication about a plan to taper it before cutting down the dose on your own. ...Read more

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Went from 2 mg a day of Xanax (alprazolam) to 1 mg in a little over a month. I find it easier to split the tablet in half. Take one half in the morning and one early evening. I want to continue tapering down. How can I taper more with a 1mg tablet?

Went from 2 mg a day of Xanax (alprazolam) to 1 mg in a little over a month. I find it easier to split the tablet in half. Take one half in the morning and one early evening. I want to continue tapering down. How can I taper more with a 1mg tablet?

Xanax (alprazolam) taper: EricF ~ this all hinges on how long you have been taking xanax (alprazolam) 2mg and why. If it has been a short period and for minor social anxiety, then you can taper very fast, if at all. So the 1mg can immed go to 0.5mg and then 5-7 days later stop. The longer you have been on it the more fastidious the taper. From what you say I think you can taper quickly, but always discuss with treating physician ...Read more

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Is it safe to break a 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pill in half?

Is it safe to break a 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pill in half?

Yes.: Any uncoated tablet that is not made to digest slowly can be broken. "time capsules", long-acting delivery systems, and coated pills should be left alone. But sometimes it can save you money to get a prescription for a higher-strength pill that you can cut yourself with a pill cutter. For example, instead of taking 1 50mg tablet twice a day you can take 1/2 of a 100mg tablet twice a day. ...Read more

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Is it ok to cut a chlorzoxazone 500mg in half?

Is it ok to cut a chlorzoxazone 500mg in half?

Chlorzaxazone half p: Yes you can as there is no spacial delivery system involved. ...Read more

Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more