Lipitor-break 80mg Tablets In Half?Updated
Is it ok to break 80 mg tablets in half to acheive 40mg dose?
Of course it is! You would be far better and cheaper if you were to buy a good generic atorvastatin though, as Lipitor is exceedingly overpriced. 80mg is a HUGE dosage of atorvastatin, and is equivalent in potency to almost 160mg Simvastatin, which many consider the superior statin. Have you recently suffered a stroke or myocardial infarction?
It is okay to do so, as long as the medication is not time released, and your doctor approves. My cardiologist often prescribes some of my medications in a higher dosage, so I can cut them in half, since it is often cheaper that way.
The FDA lists the typical side effects of Atorvastatin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches.
Are you on any other medications?
Is it okay to split a 10 mg. tablet of lisinopril in half to equal a 5 mg. tablet? ## Yes, this is safe to do, as long a...1 REPLY
i have just started taking 2mg tablet today and it is causing diarreah can i cut it in half and try it (it is very expen...1 REPLY
What is the use of yellow Aspilets 80mg tablets? ## This contains the active ingredient Aspirin, it is used as a pain re...14 REPLIES
I have a severe tooth infection since a week. The tooth which is the source of the infection got removed today. My conce...
The full dose is too strong for me and I am wondering if I can cut these in half without losing any of the medication st...1 REPLY
I am taking half tablets of Atorvastatin. Is it harmful? What are the side effects? ## Atorvastatin is used for lowering...1 REPLY
Just started 2mg tablet today and was wondering if they can be cut in half? reason being it may be too strong (gave me d...
Can I cut a 40 mg tablet of lisinopril in half in order to take two 20 mg instead? ## It is safe to do this with any med...41 REPLIES
My new pharmacy plan puts my Diltiazem ER 180mg XT capsule into a Tier 3 costing me $60 for a 90 day supply. A tier 1 or...1 REPLY
DOES IT WORK IS PERC ON ONE SIDE ## E 797 contains 10mgs of Oxycodone and 650mgs of Acetaminophen, it is a generic for P...1 REPLY