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Can Ativan tablet be cut into half?

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Posted on Fri, 13 May 2016
Question: can a .5 ativan be cut in half to a .25 my pharmacy said no and refused to fill perscription
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Prescriptions of Ativan which are online are illegal

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Welcome to Health Care Magic

Ativan is Lorazepam and is a benzodiazepine drug. The drug is a controlled substance. Online prescriptions of this drug are not accepted. You have to visit a doctor for its prescription.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (49 minutes later)
This is a prescription we just want to know is it can be cut to a .25 or not the pharmacy said no otherwise they would make it in that dose and it's to small to cut I would love a concise answer from someone
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you can cut it into half

Detailed Answer:
Hello again

Yes you can cut the tablet into half and can make it to 0.25 mg tabs no need to worry. The tablet is not a coated tablet.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can Ativan tablet be cut into half?

Brief Answer: Prescriptions of Ativan which are online are illegal Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to Health Care Magic Ativan is Lorazepam and is a benzodiazepine drug. The drug is a controlled substance. Online prescriptions of this drug are not accepted. You have to visit a doctor for its prescription. Thanks