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Friday, March 4, 2016

What Can Happen If You Halve Your Pill Before You Drink It?

Team - 3:08 AM

Whether it is about chronic patients who take their treatment daily or it is about patients who occasionally drink some medicine, many people take only half a pill in order tohalve the dose.

However pharmacists do not recommend this practice and they advise you to never halve the pills.Pillsare coated with reason, usually to prevent the dissolution and the action of the drug in the stomach, and to protect the stomach from the drug’s aggressive substances. Therefore you should never halve your pills.

By halving of some drugs you are changing the pharmacological formulation, in most of the cases the dose is not properly shared, and you can even change the drug’s action.Some medications can be halved. Usually those medicines have an embossed line on them. However, the existence of the line is not a sure sign that the pill can and should be halved.

Therefore next time before halving your pill, you should read the instruction manual, or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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