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Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
Cutting tablets

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2009-01-05

Question:
I was given Diclectin and started out by taking one pill to see how I could handle it. It was awful. I was drowsey, loopy and felt completely drugged up. So, I decided to try half a tablet. I have been doing this for about two weeks now. I take a half in the morning and the other half in the afternoon. My question: I just read on the bottle not to chew or crush it. Does that mean I shouldn't be cutting it in half? I can't imagine taking the whole pill again...I can't I have 6 children to take care of and I can't feel like that. Is it ok to take half of a tablet?

Answer:
The reason that it is not advised to crush or cut the pill in half is because it is a long acting drug and this would change the way it works. The drowsiness is caused by one of the ingredients which is a sedating antihistamine. Most women find the if they can persist the sedative effects usually wear off after about a week of taking the medication.

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