Is it safe to cut a 15mg controlled release morphine pill in half?

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Is it safe to cut a 15mg controlled release morphine pill in half?

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The to that question is relative, anyone in the medical community is obligated to tell you that it is not safe and is not advisable. From a reality standpoint, 15 mg of morphine is a relatively small dose and would not likely hurt you or cause you harm. Understand though, that when you cut a controlled release pill in half, it is NO LONGER controlled release, all 15 mg of morphine will be released immediately. Doing so is not a safe practice, and for higher mg concentrations of the same medicine, i.e., 60mg or 120mg, it can be fatal if you break the pill before swallowing.