Pill splitter

Photos of using a pill splitter

There are many different kinds of pill splitters. Most work like this:

  • Place the pill in the slot and close the lid. A small blade precisely cuts the pill in half.
  • Sweep the halves into the open box.
  • Pick them up and store them in your normal container.

Last Updated: July 31, 2009

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Theresa O'Young, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacist

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