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A pill cutter is a plastic device designed to cut tablets in half. Many people require a dosage that is commercially unavailable. Most pills are scored down the middle allowing you to snap them in half if needed. However, many people with arthritis or sight problems cannot accomplish this. The pill cutter is an inexpensive way to accurately split your pills in half if needed. Never split pills without being instructed to do so by your doctor or pharmacist, as some medications can be harmful if split.