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murphy's mum
25th January 2012, 04:03 PM
We're going to be splitting Misty's Gabapentin 100mg capsules so she can have 150mg three times a day. I was looking to see where I could buy the empty capsules, and discovered they come in different sizes. Does anyone split meds? Any idea what size would be enough? And are the Gelatine ones the best to buy? :)

25th January 2012, 09:11 PM
Yes have considerable experience of splitting meds :( but you can get Gabapentin in a 600mg tablet which you can easily quarter, much easier!!

I'm not sure what size the capsules are unfortunately, you can get them on E-bay. I would think if you took them into a chemist they could tell you and probably supply you with some [maybe more expensive but would give you a start] Obviously you can't be that accurate when dividing them but over the day it works out ok [according to my vet]

I fold a rectangular piece of paper in half, then open it out. I do the same with an A5 sheet and put that underneath. Tip the contents onto the small piece which you use to pour the contents into the capsule. I hold the two capsules up to compare the level to try to get it even. Not easy and wash your hands carefully afterwards.

Don't be tempted to give Gabapentin without a capsule as it is very irritant to the gut lining.

murphy's mum
26th January 2012, 03:27 PM
Thanks Nicki :)