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Prescribing one-half or one-third tablet 

If you are planning to cut a tablet into half or thirds, please consider using “as directed” and be explicit in your “Instruction Text” which must include dose, frequency, route. 

 

This will help explain to patient/pharmacy, they are NOT taking the full tablet. Consider in “Notes to Pharmacy” to inform your pharmacist of the order and ask your pharmacist to educate on cutting tablets. 

 

Reminder: You can always override the dispense quantity that auto-filled based on days to whatever you think is appropriate.