Ah-ha! This brings me to a previous thread which focused on how "the powers that be" pay more attention to the overall "number of pills" than the strength of the medication IN each prescript
I liked the fact my doctor used to write a Rx for one of my meds in a lower dose and the directions were "take one to two tablets as needed." That gave me the option of taking a lower dose more easily than worrying about
having to split tablets.
However, one time when I was filling my Rx, it was over a holiday weekend and a RPh that was filling in made a comment about
how many narcotic pills I'm taking. (That gave me pause). The next time I saw my doctor, she prescribed half the number of pills at twice the dose, (so I could take one tablet or cut one in half).
Sure, there were fewer overall number of tablets (which seemed to make the pharmacist feel better, plus I've learned that there are some meds that are capped at 99 pills, whether it was my pharmacy or my state). It's totally illogical.
It's so pervasive, and another reason I don't discuss my meds....I grew tired of hearing "how many pills" I take per day....(despite the fact I'm on the lowest dose of narcotic pain meds I've ever been on over the last almost 20 years).
Anyhoo, score away!
EDIT: To answer the question, never. Any pharmacy I've ever been to would refuse to fill it outright rather than give me stronger meds that had to be split.