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Pill-splitting is it safe?

Pill-splitting is it safe?

Many of us try saving money on prescriptions by splitting pills in half and this has been at the heart of the prescription drug debate. It is definitely a cost saving solution which is so effective and simple that health care systems have embraced it. Pill-splitting may not be a good choice even if it means saving money.

The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and the American Medical Association, advise against pill splitting, unless the drug label states that it is ok. This is because there are some concerns around pill-splitting that can be harmful to an individual, such as: