It’s always been a wonder to me if splitting pills is fine. Thus, on my last Doctor’s appointment I made it a point to ask my Doctor about it. What’s the verdict?
Splitting pills is fine and that is for scored pills, excluding capsules or those meds that are labeled as sustained release. As long as the tablet breaks cleanly, there should be no problem. That is to say, that you have to always use a pill-splitting device, not a knife. Apart from that, the gadget you use should always be clean and dry, so are your fingers, because moisture can promote deterioration of the meds.
Most important thing to note : never, ever share pill splitters. Traces of someone else’s medication could bring about a reaction in another member of the family.