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Can I split my 10 mg zyprexa zydis with a pill cutter to take 5 mg of it AM and then take the other half (5 mg) and the 10 mg other zydis at bedtime = 15 mg at bedtime and 5 mg AM.

I am prescribed 10 mg AM and 10 mg bedtime but have been taking it all at bedtime as I do not tolerate the sedation and hunger from a higher 10 mg dose in the AM. 5 mg AM doesn’t do this to me. So I’d like my dose to be 5 mg AM and 15 mg bedtime.

I see pdoc next week but I fear the clinic will close its doors before then. And the nurse never returns my rare calls because she is against me for some reason. 

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13 hours ago, Gearhead said:

If you can’t get through to your doctor, your pharmacist would know that.

Thanks gear. I actually needed this reminder to take it this morning! This is very timely! ❤️

I actually have been trying the full 10 mg AM and that has been going pretty well. And I still sleep pretty ok with only the remaining 10 mg bedtime too. 

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