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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sabi Chop Cut-and-Take Pill Splitter Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Sabi Chop Cut-and-Take Pill Splitter
Do you frequently take pills that start as the wrong dosage and you have to split to take half? With dog meds, it happens more than you can imagine, as pill sizes are setup for human dosages not that of pets. Higher dosage pills may often be cheaper, if you don't mind splitting them yourself. Or perhaps it is just easier for you to swallow a smaller pill. Using a knife to split the pills isn't always the safest option. I recently had the opportunity to try out the Sabi Chop Cut-and-Take Pill Splitter for just such a purpose. 

Sabi Chop Cut-and-Take Pill Splitter: BeforeSabi Chop Cut-and-Take Pill Splitter: After
Usage is fairly simple. Above is the before and after view for splitting an ibuprofen pill. You just place the pill in the soft plastic, grooved location, and close the cover. You then press hard on the top and the pill splits. That is all there is to it. There is no sharp blade involved here, just hard plastic that is safe to the touch. You do have to press hard to get the pill to split, but it is just pressure that you must apply to the top. Since you don't have to try to hold the pill in place so you can cut with a knife, it is actually pretty safe and easy, but it is a hard press before the pill eventually splits.

The pill splitter works best with oblong pills as the grooved plastic is shaped that way. However, as shown above, it works fairly well for round pills, too, at least for half dosages. If you have trouble getting the pill to split in the right location to get half dosage, close the top of the unit part of the way and then line up the pill. This will assure proper sizing. Getting a quarter dosage will be more difficult as it requires two splits, but you'll run into the same issues using a knife.

The plastic poly blade has both its pros and cons. You can safely clean the unit in water without risk of a steel blade rusting. It won't wear down easily either. However, it clearly isn't a blade, so you must press hard for the pill to split. This might be more difficult for the older crowd with less arm strength. But placing the unit on a hard surface like a table when you split the pill helps.

Sabi makes the Pill Splitter. I had never heard of them before. They make other pill-related items like a pill crusher, pill organizer, and an app for your phone to remind you to take meds. The splitter itself sells for $9.99. For more information on the brand, you can visit the following places:

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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  1. Nice to know of this product! Have a hard time taking pills since ive been remission from throat cancer. Thank you!

  2. Its helpful to know that such a product as the pill-splitter exists. It very difficult to split a pill evenly. In fact, most times, its just impossible.

  3. This is great! I have some pills that look like they are for horses, I have to split them to be able to take one, and what a hassle! I never heard of this before!