Pill cutter

Pill cutter

Postby ian » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:17 pm


I'm getting totally fed up with trying to cut my hydrocortisone tablets using a PillCutter PillMate. It's getting worse and I now find 30% of the 'cuts' result in half the tablet disintegrating into multiple parts which makes swallowing 'it' unpleasant. Any suggestions?
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Re: Pill cutter

Postby member_6464 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:35 pm

Hi Ian,

I just use my teeth to break the hydrocortisone tablet.
Yes, some of the tablet do break up into small bits.

I got a pill cutter for the small tablets available 3/4
years ago.

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Re: Pill cutter

Postby plum » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:04 pm

i just snap them using my fingers. and yes: i get a different dose every day. adds to the fun and excitement.

couldn't do it with my teeth: they taste disgusting!

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Re: Pill cutter

Postby KitKat » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:24 pm

Hi there

I find a longish, cleanish thumbnail best, which was originally a tip from a switched-on endocrine nurse. As others have said, it's never entirely accurate, but that flexibility can be useful: 'big' halves for the late-morning dose and smaller quarters later in the afternoon.

Yes, pill cutters always seem to leave a lot of dust and crumbly bits.

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