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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 3/2/2007 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
hey all,
 
My doc prescribed me 5 lorazepam tablets (1mg) to have as a back up.  In the UK, they aren't usually prescribed for outpatients but she did it as an exception and a bit of a one off - just so I had a back up if needed.  I probably won't use them but just knowing I have a back up helps.
Anyway.....the lorazepam tabs I had in hospital were blue and scored down the middle so that I could take 0.5mg.  These ones I have been given are white and round with no score down the middle so am paranoid that if i try and break them in half, they will crumble and I'll loose the few that I have.
 
Aggghhh!
 
Went back to pharmacy and they said they were the only kind they had so would have to make do.  I really want to be able to break them in half.

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   Posted 3/2/2007 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine are tiny and white and I do break them in half. A few times they have crumbled, so I put that under my tongue if it happens.

God bless.
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   Posted 3/2/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Victoria, instead of breaking them, try a pill cutter or a very sharp knife. I've cut small pills before with a sharp paring knife, usually works well if you do it quickly, just like pop the knife through it.

And, like greyhound said, if they do crumble... just use them under your tongue. Same medicine, no matter how it makes it to your system..lol. If the other half crumbles, try putting it in a plastic baggie instead of back in the bottle.. in the bottle it will get mushed up by other pills and end up a powder.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/2/2007 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I totally agree I am able to break mine in have they are not scored either but good advice from all
LUVS ya sis
LYN
will yak tomorrow had a rough day today will be gonetill 945 10 am my time tomorrow to dads so I wont be around unless I dont sleep and get up at usual time
Be well sis
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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 3/3/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
The pill cutter worked and I took half!!!

Lyn - hope you doing ok hun x x

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   Posted 3/3/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
How are you on the ativan hun I am glad pill cutter worked great lil inventions they are lol
I am not too good had a really really rough day with dad
Thanks for being here for me
Luvs ya
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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 3/4/2007 4:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you had such a rough day-was wondering how you were getting on.
Take care of yourself hun.

I just take the ativan as and when needed-i only have 5 tablets which is why I wanted them broken in half!!!! My doc can only supply 5 (and that wont be on a regualr basis either). They are very strict at the GP surgery.

Love ya hun x

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   Posted 3/4/2007 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks sis
Luvs ya too
I hope the days get better this month is Hell as it is
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