Re: Pill splitting small pills!
I've had to split a lot of pills including some very tiny ones. Here's what I do.
I use a very thin vegetable knife & wax paper. The knife comes in a package of 4 usually & is found most likely in one of the aisles at the grocery store or where the gadgets are.
Cut a piece of wax paper a little larger than the pill so that you can divide the paper into 4 pieces. On another piece of wax paper, place the pill. Put the whole thing on a dry cutting board.
I just tried cutting the brand name of your drug, Toprol. I found after cutting it in half that it is best to cut the half piece in half again sideways not the longer way. This is a small oval shaped pill so hopefully yours is similar.
You'll get better at doing this the more you actually do it. By putting the pill on wax paper, you can get all the grains of medicine. If one piece is larger than the other, take the large piece for your AM dose. Then you can take the smaller one for the evening dose when your b/p is lower anyhow because you will be sleeping. You can use applesauce or custard to gather any grains of medicine left on the wax paper.
Carefully wrap the other 3 portions of the tablet & put it in a closed medicine bottle or other dry container.
This method has worked well for me for the past 5 yrs as I have gotten off some difficult drugs.
Explaining this is difficult-let me know if you have questions. Fam