Split the difference
WITHOUT a tablet cutter, splitting tablets in half can be difficult and messy. Holding a scored tablet in mid-air with two hands and twisting often results in the powdered mess seen in this photo.
Dr Simon Pilbrow of Rosebud, Vic, tells patients to place the tablet on a table surface, score-side up. Press down firmly and slowly with the thumb and index finger of one hand until the tablet splits.
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