which tablets, capsules, films, and patches can be cut or opened
We're getting questions about which tablets, capsules, films, and patches can be cut or opened.
Help ensure patients split meds appropriately.
Tablets with a score line CAN usually be cut in half.
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- which tablets, capsules, films, and patches can be cut or opened
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