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Old 08-23-2003, 02:57 PM   #1
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Post Meep or anyone ?- levoxyl dose in half

Hello --this is going to sound like the dumbest question but here goes --my doctor does want me near the low end of the scale--but here is the deal-- 75mcg is too high and 50 is too low so he decided to prescribe 125mcg cut in half making it 62.5--will the thyroid medicine still work at halfs --I take Levoxyl I know this sounds silly but I just want to be sure I'm not getting all fillers when I cutting this pill in half everyday--Thanks!!!!! Any input would be great!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 08-23-2003, 07:08 PM   #2
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I am no expert for sure, but if a tablet is scored, that is has an indented mark on it, it is made to able to break into two halfs for dosaging. Connie

Old 08-23-2003, 08:30 PM   #3
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Cutting the pill should work, but you should check in the documentation for the supplement in question to see whether the manufacturer has a recommendation against cutting or grinding their pills (you can have problems doing that with some of the pills out there).

Old 08-23-2003, 09:32 PM   #4
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Levoxl should be fine to split. The pills are scored for that purpose, and break in half at the score, easily. They actually break more evenly by breaking them than by cuting them with a pill cutter.

For some reason the pill cutter makes them crumble more. Go figure....

I am not a doctor, nor have I ever played one on TV...

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