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    Default Can you cut doxycycline in half with a pill cutter?

    Can you cut doxycycline in half with a pill cutter?

    I have 100mg doxycycline coated tablets. I want to cut them in half and take 50mg in the morning and 50mg at night. Since the tablets are coated will this make a difference?

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    I cut my Clarithromycin in half - no problem, making a 500mg. tab into two 250mg. tabs.

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    My dr prescribed 50 mg doxycycline that I have to cut down from the 100mg pills the pharmacy gave me. So far, no problems.

    Naun

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    Are you the tablets you guys cutting in half coated tablets?

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    Hey,

    I don't think mine are coated. They look more like old asprins, except they are pinkish on the outside and yellowish on the inside. They aren't scored, so they definately need to be cut with the pill cutter.
    If yours are coated, I am not too sure how well those would cut.
    Could you get a prescription for non-coated pills?

    Naun

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