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An_200261 posted:
I have a doctor appointment tomorrow and I am going to see about getting a prescription for viagra. I buddy told me to ask for the 100mg because he got the 50 mg his first visit and and to return to get the 100mg pill. Any advice on which one to ask the doctor for???
otter051069 responded:
I would ask for the 100mg and that way if you can get along with less than 100mg, you can always cut the pill in half or quarters and get more for your prescription $$.

I think you are limited to maybe 6-7 pills at a time, so that would give you double the amount or 4 times if that strength works for you. Let me know how it works for you.
aguynamedsue replied to otter051069's response:
Thank you.....will go the route you suggested!!
Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to otter051069's response:
Just a safety note: never cut a pill in half unless it is scored for that purpose and your pharmacist says this is okay. Doing otherwise can, with some medications, be dangerous.
5337guy replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
Viagra pills are not scored, but my doctor told me to cut it in half. The sample pack the doctor gives you is three 50mg pills. He said the first time take one pill; if it works, next time take a half a pill. If that works, then you can either get a Rx for 25mg pills, or in my case he gave me a Rx for 50mg and I kept cutting them in half, which saves a lot of money (the 3 different strengths of Viagra all cost the same amount). If the 50mg sample doesn't work, then next time take two and see if 100 mg works. If so he will prescribe 100 mg pills. My insurance gave me six pills, but I could only refill it 5 times over the next year, so they are really only giving 3 pills per month, or 6 if you are cutting them in half. Phizer (mfr of Viagra) also has a program where after you fill your prescription 3 times, you get one free refill, so in the long run it works out to 4 pills a month or 8 halves, which worked out good for me because my wife and I had sex usually twice a week.
ontbear replied to 5337guy's response:
anon: At the drug store get a pill splitter. Cost: very little 3-4 dollars.

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