Cutting pills in half one way to trim medical expenses
Even health plan providers such as UnitedHealthcare have embraced the contact, for certain medicines only. Among those meds it lists as appropriate for this approach are Zocor, Pravachol, Univasc, and Zoloft.
Obviously, your doctor will decide on the appropriateness of this approach. Among the factors he/she will consider are:
- If you accidentally take a double dose, will it present a danger to your health?
- Can the pill be split easily and accurately?
- Will the medication be affected by splitting?
Nonetheless, this is certainly a money-saving option worth discussing with your doctor. If you then decide to split your pills, ask your pharmacist about pill cutting devices, which will make the process easy and accurate.