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Old 08-01-2007, 03:30 PM   #1
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Question about cutting Xanax pill in half

Hi everyone. I have GAD and I am taking Celexa and Xanax. I am currently on a daily dose of around 1 mg of Xanax daily but I am cutting down a bit to .75 mg.

My question is this: Is it safe to cut a Xanax pill in half, take half, put the unused half back in the bottle and take it at a later time?

It sounds logical but I have heard that it is unsafe to use pills cut in half because they lose their stability or something like that.

As you can see I am a total worrywart and think up things most people don't even consider.

Thanks!

Angela

 
Old 08-01-2007, 04:43 PM   #2
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Re: Question about cutting Xanax pill in half

It's safe - I've done it many times but I do not put 2nd half back in bottle with other pills after handling it as could contaminate the other pills in the bottle. I put 2nd half on a small plate by itself and cover plate with plastic wrap or aluminum foil for use next time.
The second half does not lose its stability.

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