I have been given this product as part of a product review through theÂ Chronic Illness Bloggersnetwork. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
When it comes to all theÂ medicationsÂ I have to take, I feel like I’ve become a cross between a master Las Vegas casino dealer and a master compounding pharmacist. Having to take all this medicine in the first place is a giant pain in the neck (although I am grateful that it gives me the ability to function as well as I do). But having to cut pills into smaller doses, especially if the pill are tiny, adds an additional level of annoying onto things.
So Â I was excited when I was offered the chance to try outÂ a new type of pill cutter. In exchange for reviewing it here on the blog I was sent an Equadose Pill SplitterÂ created by Shannon Triplett, a nurse, and her engineer husband, Tyson.
The blades come in from the sides, instead of from the top down as in regular splitters.
I immediately put it to work on my smallest pill, the one that always crumbles if I try to cut it in half.
To cut a pill this size with the Equadose splitter you stand it up on its end, perpendicular to how it’s positioned in a regular pill cutter.
You can watch another video here, where Shannon tests out a variety of different sizes and shapes of pills.
In addition to the one they sent me, Shannon and Tyson also sent two splitters for me to give away here on the blog. So if you’d like to be entered into the giveaway, leave a comment and tell me a fun fact about yourself. I’ll start:
When I was in college I sang in the Choral Union, and ourÂ choir director was Dr. Brian Gorelick, the brother of Kenny G.
Leave your comment by Midnight (12pm) Eastern Standard Time on Friday, 2/26. Mr. Cranky Fibro Girl will randomly draw two names over the weekend and I will announce them on Monday, 2/29.