If you do not have a pill cutter available, then below are some tips to help you cut your pills in half.
DASH IT! If you have a glass or cup of water handy, dash your tablet into the glass and chop it up with a spoon. This may take some time, but it will break down the tablet into smaller chunks that are easier to swallow.
Use an empty bottle or jar: Cup your hand around an empty pill bottle or clean jar and coat the top with some butter or vegetable oil. Turn the bottle upside down and smash it down on a hard surface; this will cause the pill to break into much smaller pieces that are easier to swallow.
Use a plastic bag or Ziploc: If you only have a couple of pill cutters and don’t want to take the chance with the glass or ice, then you can use a plastic Ziploc bag. The plastic will create a vacuum, which will force the tablet down into the rest of the pill.
Use your teeth: To break up your tablet on your tongue, put it in your mouth and try to chew it; this will release some of the broken pieces that are easier to swallow.
Use a hammer: If you don’t have any water or pill cutters handy, try using a hammer. Make sure that the tablet is wrapped in some paper first, and then try pounding it with the hammer.
While this may seem like a strange method of breaking your pills in half, it has been used for many years. It will take time, but with enough force, you should be able to break your tablet into smaller pieces.
Cutting a pill properly will help ensure that you get your dose as intended, and it will also help avoid you putting too much medicine in your mouth, which could cause an overdose.