Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs For The Equadose Pill Cutter – How To Cut Pills
Q: HOW DO EQUADOSE PILL CUTTERS SAVE ME MONEY?
A: Pharmaceutical companies aim to keep consumers monthly prescriptions for a given medication equal. This price equalization is independent of dosage. As a result consumers can save a considerable amount by buying twice their dose, and splitting their pills with the Equadose Pill Splitter.
Q: CAN MY DOCTOR WRITE A DOUBLE PRESCRIPTION TO BE CUT?
A: Yes, this is quite commonly done. In fact, there are insurance companies that give you discounted premiums if you split your medications.
Q: HOW IS THE EQUADOSE PILL SPLITER UNIQUE?
A: The Equadose pill cutter has a patented system that allows you to score each pill prior to splitting. The blades are angled in such a way that they will never dull. No more pill crushing. In addition, unlike traditional single-blade pill cutters, the blades come in from both sides. This allows you to line up the cutting blades with the center of your tablet, and split your pill with greater precision. When not in use as a pill splitter, it acts as a pill box with two compartments for pill storage and organization. As a pill case the swivel lid keeps medication safe in your pocket, but is easy to open for use. Equadose is crafted here in the U.S.A. out of sturdy aerospace grade aluminum. We offer a lifetime guarantee on every pill cutter utter. Who else can say that!
Q: IS USING THE EQUADOSE PILL CUTTER SAFE?
A: While our pill cutter will never dull, its’ blades are not sharp to the touch. To be safest simply close the acrylic cover prior to splitting. Some pills active ingredients break down with exposure to air. Therefore, it is wise that you use the tablet halves as soon as possible after splitting.
Q: ARE ALL TABLETS SAFE TO SPLIT WITH MY PILL SPLITTER?
A: Not all medications can be cut. Medications that are extended release, enteric-coated capsules, chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners, birth control pills, or anti-seizure medicines should generally not be split. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure about the safety of splitting your medications.
Q: DOES THE EQUADOSE PILL CUTTER COME WITH A GUARANTEE?
A: YES! There is a LIFETIME guarantee on our Equadose pill splitter and pill box for any defects or failures.
Q: HOW DO I CUT PILLS WITH THE EQUADOSE PILL CUTTER?
A: Watch the video below to see proper technique:
FAQs For The Equadose Pill Crusher – How To Crush Pills
Q: HOW DO YOU ASSEMBLE THE PILL CRUSHER?
A: Assemble the grinder handle to the grinder body matching the square drive end to the square hole in the handle. A removable blue lid is provided, but you can choose to attach the lid or not. To attach the lid, simply snap it on to the circular bottom of the handle.
Q: HOW DO YOU CRUSH PILLS WITH THE EQUADOSE PILL GRINDER?
A: Drop you pills into the top and crank the handle clockwise. If your pills are dense and difficult to grind, try grinding one at a time. To adjust the grind for different tablets, access the adjustable white nut. Simply turn the nut a click or two to the right to tighten, or to the left to loosen the burr and re-check the grind. Hold on to the body of the grinder firmly as you turn the nut. You should hear the nut click as it turns. For large pills it may take several counter-clockwise clicks. Here’s a copy of the full instructions:
Q: HOW DO YOU CRUSH LARGE TABLETS?
A: With large pills like supplements they may have trouble catching in the grinding mechanism. It is impossible to design a grinder that will fit all sizes of medications. For this reason we have made the size of the burr adjustable. Hold on to the body of the grinder firmly as you turn the nut to the left. You should hear the nut click as it turns. For large pills it may take several counter-clockwise clicks. For very large supplements it may be necessary to snap them in half first.
Q: HOW DO YOU CLEAN/MAINTAIN THE EQUADOSE GRINDER?
You will need to clean the burrs every week. To clean the burrs grind 1/2 a tablespoon of dry Minute Rice (the quick cooking kind). The rice is semi-hard, and does a fine job of scrubbing the burr grooves clean. Please do not use water on the metal components. You can clean the jar and lid out with soap and water as needed.
Q: IS THERE A GUARANTEE?
A: If you are dissatisfied with your Equadose product, you may exchange it within 90 days.
Q: CAN I BUY EXTRA JARS AND LIDS FOR MY PILL CRUSHER?
A: Yes, you can buy extra jars from us with the lids and shipping included in the price. Just select the quantity and click the button below.
Q: CAN I WATCH IT CRUSH PILLS?
A: Watch this video of me crushing pills with the Equadose grinder.