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How does one divide the very small Ativan tablets to

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how does one divide the very small Ativan tablets to accommodate the taper process?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

There should be a line down the middle of the .5mg pill; that is where you typically want to split the Ativan dose to .25mg. Usually scissors are sufficient, but if you find the pill too small than there is a tool called a pill splitter that would be sufficient. Here is a good one that many of my patients have used and seem to find useful:

http://www.amazon.com/Apex-Deluxe-Pill-Splitter-splitter/dp/B000EGP5DC/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1439010171&sr=1-1&keywords=pill+cutter

I hope this answers your question and gives you some guidance on this issue. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as I am happy to assist and support you regarding this issue.

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