Have you ever broke a Zyrtec pill in half?

United States
March 29, 2009 8:12pm CST
I am thinking of just taking 1/2 of a Zyrtec tonight. Have you ever cut one in half? Do you know if its ok to cut one in half?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
30 Mar 09
i have never taken zyrtec but i don't see why it would hurt to cut any pill into.
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• United States
30 Mar 09
I know some you just cant cut in half because it would give you to much medication all at once.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
30 Mar 09
As long as they are not Enteric coated(time released) pills they should be fine to cut in half. If they are time released and you cut it in half then it will release all the medicine at once. That might not be bad for you, but it will not last as long as if you took a whole pill.
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• Philippines
19 Feb 10
hi moneymommy! i have not noticed if zyrtec has a groove on it. Try to see it and if there is a groove looking like its divided into half, then you can break it into halves. If there is no groove on the tablet, then its definitely you are not allowed to break it into halves. I know this reply is late but then i hope this information is useful to you.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I don't know about Zyrtec but I would check with your doctor or pharmacist first. If it's something that you take every day then you never know what kind of side effect it might have if you halve it.