3 Ways to Lower Your Dose

Never change your prescription without consulting your doctor first. If you get the green light, try one of these easy methods.

Ease off slowly.
Gradually decrease your dosage until you find the minimum level that's effective for you.

Chop up tablets yourself.
You can pick up a pill cutter, which will safely divide tablets in half, at most drugstores for less than $10.

Use a compounding pharmacy.
It can create customized doses that aren't readily available. Find one near you at

Robin Rinaldi is a freelance writer in Los Angeles.

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