Yes, technically, Cialis (tadalafil) can be cut/split but the manufacturer does not recommend it. This is due to the irregular shape of the Cialis tablet (as shown below), which could result in inconsistent dosing if the tablets are cut.


Can You Cut Cialis


Cutting Cialis is certainly an attractive option if you are using the drug for erectile dysfunction. Many insurers do not cover the drug if used for this purpose and the cost per pill can range from $30-$80.


From a safety standpoint, Cialis can be cut since it is not an extended or modified release product. Drugs that utilize extended or modified release mechanisms should never be cut as that can result in the entire dose being delivered at once (i.e. 'dose dumping'), causing a potential overdose. Fortunately, this is not an issue with Cialis.


If you do decide to cut Cialis, remember that tablet cutting is an inexact science and can be difficult to be consistent. This is especially true of Cialis tablets since they are not scored. It is always recommended to use a tablet cutter versus splitting by hand or with a knife.. This will allow the tablet to be split in half as evenly as possible, resulting in an equal dose for each half.


Before cutting or splitting any medication (or taking in any way other than prescribed), it is important you consult with your doctor. They may advise you not to cut Cialis due to the tablets odd shape and potential for inconsistent dosing.