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Cutting pills

I havent posted for quite awhile, but my husband is trying to taper off percocet. The problem is they are not scored, and someone told me you shouldnt break a pill that is not scored, as you cant control how much of the medicine you are getting. He wants to take half, and then eventually a forth, but we dont know if this will work.

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442658 tn?1563386491
are you talking about the 5 mg percocet...i used to break mine in  half but i don t know about 4ths...i think it would be safe....maria
689267 tn?1235241749
These are actually 10 mgs. He has already broke one in half because he is trying hard to back off of them.
Thanks for the reply.
442658 tn?1563386491
i think he will be fine breaking in half.   my husband had 750 s and he would break in half...but i m still not sure about 4ths...good luck to your hubby...hope he succeeds..maria
689267 tn?1235241749
Thank you.............hes now on the road that I have been on.
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Hi...went to Walgreens and purchased a pill cutter; cut my percs in half..they were 7.5s and I had no issues.

Good Luck on the taper...I successfully tapered from patches/percs (3 weeks) almost 16 months ago.  Best thing about tapering is you can still function in the real world, e.g. working environment.

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I cut my 7.5 into halves, had a really easy time of it with a very sharp knife.(be careful tho)

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Thanks guys
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