A Pharmacist Explains Why You Should Be Careful About Cutting Pills in Half

by Sarah Spigelman Richter + Lisa Hirsch Lozano 3:45 PM, June 23, 2017

Aired June 23, 2017

Taking medicine isn’t necessarily the greatest part of anyone’s week, but chances are it’s pretty important.

Doctor of Pharmacy, Stacia Woodcock stopped by to correct 3 common “oops” you’re-doing-it-wrong medicine moments.

Like, cutting pills in half -- Dr. Woodcock says you should never cut your pills in half unless they're scored (i.e., there’s an indented line down the center of the pill).

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Watch for the video for some other things to look out for when it comes to cutting pills.