Cut your prescription costs in half. Most pharmacies should stock pill splitters. Sometimes, medications can be broken in half and save you 50%. The reason is becuase several pharmmaceutical manufacturers price some of their medications the same for all strengths. Lipitor is essentially the same price or all strengths. It is possible to save as much as a hundred dollars on a one month supply of Lipitor just by getting the larger strength and cutting in half. Ask your pharmacist. This method may not be approiate for all medications and could be dangerous if used with the wrong medication. Begin by asking your doctor or pharmacist if your medication is available in a dose double your normal dosage(example, if you usually take 20mg. pill, is a 40mg. pill available?). If it is, ask whether there would be any problems with splitting the capsules or tablets. Now, do a cost comparison between the two dosages. If the higher dose is less than double the cost for your regular dose then you will be saving money by having your doctor prescribe the higher dose then splitting it. Cost savings is typically 32% to 50%. This method is not appropriate for all medications. Check with your pharmacist. Some easily split medications include: Ambien, Aricept, Buspar, Effexor, Lipitor, Luvox, Paxil, Remeron, Risperidal, Seroquel, Serzone, Zoloft, Zyprexa(Ask your pharmacist about others).