Best Pill Cutter Buying Guide

As a pill user, you may find yourself needing to cut pills in half or quarters to make them more bearable. It’s tough to split pills with a knife, especially with little or oddly shaped tablets. Thus a pill cutter is a must-have item in any medicine cabinet. Pill splitters are a safe and dependable way to get a precise cut every time.

You’ll be able to select an easy-to-use pill splitter with the help of our buying advice. Ecuador’s most OK pick, which provides outstanding precision, is included in the list of recommendations at the end of this article.

You’ve probably had to cut pills in half or quarters to make them more tolerable at some point in your life. If you attempted this activity with standard cutting equipment, the pills are likely to be sliced unevenly, resulting in little bits flying all over the place.

Top 20 Best Pill Cutter

Bestseller No. 1
Ezy Dose Pill Cutter and Splitter with Dispenser, Cuts Pills, Vitamins, Tablets, Stainless Steel Blade, Travel Sized, Assorted Colors
19,251 Reviews
Ezy Dose Pill Cutter and Splitter with Dispenser, Cuts Pills, Vitamins, Tablets, Stainless Steel Blade, Travel Sized, Assorted Colors
  • TRAVEL SIZED: Compact design is perfect for discrete storage and easy transportation
  • EASY USE: Designed to cut and split medication effortlessly with little pressure applied by the user
  • STAINLESS STEEL BLADE: Steel blade is durable and easily splits pills and tablets
  • BUILT TO LAST: Quality design, Built to withstand repeated use
  • HEALTHY LIVING: ezy dose products make living healthier simply easier, Many products endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation
Bestseller No. 2
Pill Cutter for Small or Large Pills. The Best Multiple Pill Splitter Ever! Design in The USA. Doubles as a Pill Box. Safety Shield Multiple Pill Cutter. Keychain Pill Holder As a Bonus
2,416 Reviews
Pill Cutter for Small or Large Pills. The Best Multiple Pill Splitter Ever! Design in The USA. Doubles as a Pill Box. Safety Shield Multiple Pill Cutter. Keychain Pill Holder As a Bonus
  • ✅【FOR ANY PILL UP TO 0.8" SIZE】Pill splitter is easy to cutter pill into 1/2, 1/4, 1/8. Best electric pill splitter for small pills or large pills. Some drugs have powder, most do not. it depends on pills.
  • ✅【SAFE USE + PREMIUM QUALITY】The adjustable pill splitter is designed here in the USA. We are very concerned about the safety of use, we have done a lot of tests to protect our fingers and pills.
  • ✅【V-SHAPED DESIGN】firmly grip pills of any size for easy accurate cutting making this a premium medication splitting and scissors oval pills evice.
  • ✅【MULTIFUNCTION】 The multi shape pill cutter splitter has 3 Built in pill storage compartment can hold 4~8 pills. And Yes the keychain pill holder is Great Sealed, waterproof and portable.
  • ✅【EXTRA LONG WARRANTY】We offer a Lifetime guarantee on the pill bottle organizer! PACKAGE INCLUDES: 1 x pill cutter , 1 x keychain pill holder. The pill cutter is not only suitable for elderly people and children who have difficulty swallowing, but also for dogs and cats.
Bestseller No. 3
2PCS Pill Cutter, Professional Pill Splitter for Cutting Small Pills or Large Pills in Half (Blue)
4,387 Reviews
2PCS Pill Cutter, Professional Pill Splitter for Cutting Small Pills or Large Pills in Half (Blue)
  • 2PCS pill cutters, Food PP material, the same as the baby pacifier, with environmentally friendly, healthy and odorless characteristics, harmless and durable.
  • Sharp stainless steel blade. Contains no harmful substances
  • Easy to carry when going out for leisure, business, travel, office, can put into a handbag or pocket.Easy to us and Easy to open.
  • The back cover is detachable for easy cleaning of small pieces scattered during cutting
  • V-shaped card slot design , Minimum cut 1/8.
SaleBestseller No. 4
JohnBee Pill Cutter | Best Pill Cutter for Small or Large Pills | Design in The USA| Cuts Vitamins | Pill Splitter with Shield | Keychain Pill Holder As Bonus
6,076 Reviews
JohnBee Pill Cutter | Best Pill Cutter for Small or Large Pills | Design in The USA| Cuts Vitamins | Pill Splitter with Shield | Keychain Pill Holder As Bonus
  • 【For Any Pill Up To 0.8" Size】Pill cutter is easy to cutter pill into 1/2, 1/4, 1/8. Best pill splitter for small pills or 0.8" large pills. Some pills have powder, most do not. it depends on pills.
  • 【V-Shaped Design】Pill splitter firmly grip pills (UP TO 0.8" SIZE) for easy accurate cutting making this a premium medication splitting device.
  • 【SAFETY SHIELD PILL CUTTER】The pill splitter is designed here in the USA. We are very concerned about the safety of use, we have done a lot of tests to protect our fingers and pills. The back cover is detachable for easy cleaning of small pieces scattered during cutting.
  • 【Doubles As a Pill Box】The pill cutter splitter has 3 Built in pill storage compartment can hold 4~8 pills. The small cleaning brush is for cleaning pill powder, the keychain pill holder is Great Bonus, waterproof and portable.
  • 【Package Includes】1 x pill cutter , 1 x small cleaning brush, 1 x keychain pill holder. The pill cutter is not only suitable for elderly people and children, but also for dogs and cats.
Bestseller No. 5
The EQUADOSE Pill Cutter V2. A New Kind of Pill Splitter with Double Stainless Steel Blades and a Centering Device. Great for Cutting Tablets for You and Your Pet.
2,137 Reviews
The EQUADOSE Pill Cutter V2. A New Kind of Pill Splitter with Double Stainless Steel Blades and a Centering Device. Great for Cutting Tablets for You and Your Pet.
  • TWIN BLADES: The double blades create a split point that gives you perfect halves every time. One blade comes up from the bottom and the other from the top.
  • ACCURATE BLADES: Our blades are angled so that they will never dull, yet they are not sharp to the touch.
  • CENTERING DEVICE: The Equadose V2 comes with a centering device that makes splitting simple.
  • QUALITY: The double blades are made of Stainless Steel.
  • COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN: The Equadose V2 will split everything from large, hard Calcium pills... to small, soft pills with ease and accuracy.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Pill Cutter, McoMce 2PCS Pill Splitters for Cutting Pills in Half, Pill Cutter for Small Pills, Professional Pill Cutters for Small or Large Pills, Pill Cutter with Safty Stainless Steel Blade
46 Reviews
Pill Cutter, McoMce 2PCS Pill Splitters for Cutting Pills in Half, Pill Cutter for Small Pills, Professional Pill Cutters for Small or Large Pills, Pill Cutter with Safty Stainless Steel Blade
  • Safe Material: The pill cutter is made of food PP material, safe for medical use, with environmentally friendly, healthy and odorless characteristics, harmless and durable.
  • V-Shaped Design: The pill splitter with v-shaped design can holding different size and multiple shape medication, firmly grip pills for easy, accurate cutting.
  • Safe Use: The pill cutter for small pills has a blade guard for safe cutting. The blade guard will cover the blade when the cutter is not in use, so that your fingers are safe and the blade can remain sharp before next use.
  • For Most Pill Sizes: Professional pill cutters for small or large pills, can cut accurate division of tablets into 1/2 or 1/4 or 1/8, but not suitable for pills over 0.8 inches.
  • Easy to Carry and Clean: The pill cutter is easy to carry, suitable for leisure, business, travel, office, daily use, and can be put in a handbag or pocket. Rinse with water after use.
Bestseller No. 7
2-Pack Pill Cutter - Pill Splitter with Stainless Steel Blade for Cutting Small Pills or Large Pills in Half, Easy Cut Pills for Tablet Vitamin and Big Medicine. (Light Blue)
3,290 Reviews
2-Pack Pill Cutter - Pill Splitter with Stainless Steel Blade for Cutting Small Pills or Large Pills in Half, Easy Cut Pills for Tablet Vitamin and Big Medicine. (Light Blue)
  • Package Includes - 2-pack pill splitter (light blue, 3.5 inches), The pill cutter is not only suitable for elderly people and children who have difficulty swallowing, but also for dogs and cats who take half a pill.
  • For Any Pill Up To 0.8" Size - Our pill cut quarters & pill breaker is the pill cutter to cut accurate division of tablets into halves or quarters or one eighth.
  • V-Shaped Design - The tablet splitter utilizes a unique V-shaped design to firmly grip pills of any size for easy accurate cutting making this a premium medication splitting device.
  • Safe Use - The medicine cutter has a blade guard to create a safe cutting environment. The blade guard covers the blade when the medicine cut is not in use so your fingers are safe and your blade stays sharp for cutting pills with just a push.
  • 200% More Sharp Blade - Thanks to our special blade mechanism, this safety medicine cutter can cut the toughest pills. Our tablet pill cutter is the perfect medication cutter to get a clean cut.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Apex Ultra Pill Cutter - Pill Splitter With Retracting Blade Guard - For Cutting Small Pills or Large Pills In Half, Blue/Green and Clear, 1 Count, Assorted Colors
25,422 Reviews
Apex Ultra Pill Cutter - Pill Splitter With Retracting Blade Guard - For Cutting Small Pills or Large Pills In Half, Blue/Green and Clear, 1 Count, Assorted Colors
  • Contains (1) Apex Ultra Pill Splitter. Made from Optical grade polycarbonate with a flexible V-shape holder to grip any size pill for accurate cutting. The contoured design has an overmold for comfort. Includes retracting blade guard for added cutting safety.
  • The tablet cutter and pill cutter utilizes a unique V-shaped design to firmly grip pills of any size for easy accurate cutting making this a premium medication splitting device. It's the best option for providing accurate dosage of any medication tablets.
  • The ergonomic design of the Apex Ultra Pill Splitter crafted with an overmold with added finger grooves makes it comfortable to split pills in half for accurate dosage or for those who have trouble swallowing. Sure to be your favorite healthcare product.
  • The medicine cutter has a retracting blade guard to create a safe cutting environment. The blade guard covers the blade when the pill splitter is not in use so your fingers are safe and your blade stays sharp for cutting pills with just a push.
  • A pill cutter splitter for small pills or large pills, the Apex ultra pill cutter will fit the needs of most who their pills cut in half. The splitter works for pills and for tablets.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Apex Deluxe Pill Splitter - Pill Splitter With Retracting Blade Guard - For Cutting Small Pills or Large Pills , Tablets
2,166 Reviews
Apex Deluxe Pill Splitter - Pill Splitter With Retracting Blade Guard - For Cutting Small Pills or Large Pills , Tablets
  • Contains (1) pill splitter. Pill cutter made from optical grade polycarbonate with a flexible V-shape holder to grip any size pill for accurate cutting. Contoured design for comfortable pill cutting and includes retracting blade guard for safety
  • The ergonomic design of the deluxe pill splitter crafted with an over mold with added finger grooves makes it comfortable to split pills in half for accurate dosage or for those who have trouble swallowing. Sure to be your favorite healthcare product
  • The tablet cutter and pill cutter utilizes a unique v-shaped design to firmly grip pills of any size for easy accurate cutting making this a premium medication splitting device. It's the best option for providing accurate dosage of any medication tablets
  • The medicine cutter has a retracting blade guard to create a safe cutting environment. The blade guard covers the blade when the pill splitter is not in use so your fingers are safe while keeping the blade sharp for cutting pills with just a push
  • A pill cutter splitter for small pills or large pills, the Apex Deluxe Pill Cutter will fit the needs of most who their pills cut in half. The splitter works for pills and for tablets
SaleBestseller No. 10
Ezy Dose Pill Cutter and Splitter | Cuts Pills, Vitamins, Tablets | Stainless Steel Blade | Travel Sized | Assorted Colors
4,415 Reviews
Ezy Dose Pill Cutter and Splitter | Cuts Pills, Vitamins, Tablets | Stainless Steel Blade | Travel Sized | Assorted Colors
  • TRAVEL SIZED: Compact design is perfect for discrete storage and easy transportation
  • EASY USE: Designed to cut and split medication effortlessly with little pressure applied by the user
  • STAINLESS STEEL BLADE: Steel blade is durable and easily splits pills and tablets
  • BUILT TO LAST: Quality design, Built to withstand repeated use
  • HEALTHY LIVING: Ezy Dose products make living healthier simply easier, Many products endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation
SaleBestseller No. 11
The Equadose Pill Splitter. The Best Pill Cutter Ever! Doubles as a Pill Box. Great for Pets Too!
3,771 Reviews
The Equadose Pill Splitter. The Best Pill Cutter Ever! Doubles as a Pill Box. Great for Pets Too!
  • ACCURATE BLADES: Our blades are angled so that they will never dull, yet they are not sharp to the touch.
  • TWIN BLADES: The double blades create a split point that gives you perfect halves every time!
  • COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN: This perfect pill cutter splits any size and shape tablet.
  • QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP: Made of solid aircraft aluminum.
  • GUARANTEE: We offer a Lifetime guarantee on the Equadose pill splitter!
SaleBestseller No. 12
Pill Cutter for Small Pills, Tablet Splitter with Blade Guard, Safety Medicine Slicer, Medication Vitamin Divider Cutting Drugs (Grey)
2,843 Reviews
Pill Cutter for Small Pills, Tablet Splitter with Blade Guard, Safety Medicine Slicer, Medication Vitamin Divider Cutting Drugs (Grey)
  • Double beveled stainless steel blade to accurately cut medication tablets.
  • V-shape holder design to firmly grip pills for easy, accurate cutting.
  • Made by Food -grade BPA free plastic, safe for medical use.
  • Easy to operate this pill splitter with one hand, just insert and press.
  • Portable size to put in your pocket, easy to carry.
SaleBestseller No. 13
AUVON Scissors-Shaped Pill Cutter, Sharp Blade Pill Splitter for Accurately Dividing Various Size of Vitamins, Tablets and Medications in Half
2,908 Reviews
AUVON Scissors-Shaped Pill Cutter, Sharp Blade Pill Splitter for Accurately Dividing Various Size of Vitamins, Tablets and Medications in Half
  • Voice of Customers: Boxy pill cutters can handle circular pills well, but the weird oval shapes can never fit in right, and break into uneven halves. With this one, you need to use 2 hands - one to hold on to the pill (and cupped so the cut halves fall into this hand), and the other to actually cut the pill. You can see exactly where the cut will be made and have absolute control on the cut. There is not all that powdery waste like other pill splitters. You can cut tiny pill with great accuracy.
  • Sharp Blade: We tested lots of pill cutters and found that they may crush, smash, shatter, and break medicine rather than divide them into equal halves. Thus, this pill splitter is developed with sharp stainless steel blade for not only splitting meds into half evenly, but also slicing them into quarters with less crumbling.
  • Suited for Most Pills: AUVON tablet cutter with its developed large blade design can cut square, oval, oblong, round and most sizes tablets from 5mm to 15mm size. (Attention: Some prescribed pills are not allowed to be divided, always consult your doctor before splitting your medication)
  • Easy to Clean: To avoid potential safety hazard caused by blending of pill leftover, you can wash this pill scissor directly under flushing water after each use. (Please keep it away for detergents and dry it before use)
  • What You Receive: 1 x AUVON pill splitter, 1 x Happy Card, our 12-month warranty, and friendly customer service.
SaleBestseller No. 15
Apex Pill Splitter with Double Beveled Cutting Blade Pill Cutter for Small Pills Large Pills and Tablets Cut Pills in Half Easily, 1 Count
342 Reviews
Apex Pill Splitter with Double Beveled Cutting Blade Pill Cutter for Small Pills Large Pills and Tablets Cut Pills in Half Easily, 1 Count
  • PERFECTLY DESIGNED. The tablet cutter and pill cutter utilizes a unique V-shaped design to firmly grip pills of any size for easy accurate cutting making this a premium medication splitting device; a best option for providing accurate medication dosage
  • CUT WITH LITTLE EFFORT. Ergonomic design of the pill splitter contains added finger grooves making it comfortable to split pills in half for accurate dosage or for those who have trouble swallowing. Pill cutter will become your favorite healthcare product
  • FOR SMALL PILLS, LARGE PILLS, TABLETS. A pill cutter splitter for small pills or large pills, the pill cutter will fit the needs of most who their pills cut in half. The pill splitter works for pills and for tablets.
  • DURABLE AND SAFE. Made from optical grade polycarbonate with a flexible V-shape holder to grip any size pill for accurate cutting. The contoured design has an over-mold for comfort. Includes retracting blade guard for added cutting safety.
  • SAFE, BUT SHARP BLADE. The medicine cutter has a retracting blade guard to create a safe cutting environment. The blade guard covers the blade when the pill splitter is not in use so fingers are safe; blade stays sharp for cutting pills with just a push
Bestseller No. 16
Pill Cutter, Adjustable Pill Splitter for Multiple Big/Small Pills, Stainless Steel Cutting Blade and Blade Guard, Even Cut for Splitting and Quartering Round or Oblong Pills…
1,319 Reviews
Pill Cutter, Adjustable Pill Splitter for Multiple Big/Small Pills, Stainless Steel Cutting Blade and Blade Guard, Even Cut for Splitting and Quartering Round or Oblong Pills…
  • 【Clean and Safe】The Pill Cutter utilizes a unique built-in spring support. And transparent blade guard. The protect shield protects the blades and secures the tablets in place by blocking the sides of the blades and block the tablets during cutting. It is safer to use and a lot easy to operate. This is the best choice to provide accurate dosage of any medicine tablet.
  • 【Accurate Multiple Pill Splitting】The unique adjustable pill channel design can fully hold the pill at any size to achieve easy and accurate cutting. And allows multiple pills to be accommodated at the same time, and can be easily and evenly cut.
  • 【Sharp Blade】The blade is the most important part of a pill splitter. Blade are made of high quality stainless steel are durable and resist rust and corrosion. Stay sharp longer.
  • 【For Any User】A simple and safe pill cutter. It is suitable for anyone, any user, whether you cannot swallow a large pill at a time, or you need to take the pills separately in even doses. The transparent cover will be very safe for user.The cutting blade is made from medical grade stainless steel, which is sharp and hard to get rust.
  • 【Package】Package come with one Pill Cutter and Blade Guard. Provide accurate dosage every time
Bestseller No. 17
Bestseller No. 18
Pill Cutter, Professional Pill Splitter with Stainless Steel Blade for Cutting Small Pills or Large Pills in Half, Safety Medicine Slicer, Medication Vitamin Divider, Cutting Cleanly(Gray)
2 Reviews
Pill Cutter, Professional Pill Splitter with Stainless Steel Blade for Cutting Small Pills or Large Pills in Half, Safety Medicine Slicer, Medication Vitamin Divider, Cutting Cleanly(Gray)
  • PACKAGE INCLUDES: 1 x pill cutter , 1 x keychain pill holder. The pill cutter is suitable for elderly people or children who have difficulty swallowing, and for dogs and cats pill.
  • Sharp stainless steel blade. Contains no harmful substances
  • Pill cutter is easy to accurate division pill into 1/2, 1/4
  • V-shaped card slot design, so that it can better cut
  • Portable size to put in your pocket,easy to carry out
Bestseller No. 19
Zoom+ Magnifying Pill Cutter/Splitter. 2X Magnification for Accuracy and Ease for Small and Large Pills. Cut in Halves, 1/3rd, or 1/4th.
21 Reviews
Zoom+ Magnifying Pill Cutter/Splitter. 2X Magnification for Accuracy and Ease for Small and Large Pills. Cut in Halves, 1/3rd, or 1/4th.
  • Disclaimers: 1. You must lower the magnifying lens directly on the pill until it touches it to see a clear view of the pill. 2. Some hard coated pills with soft cores are impossible to cut cleanly with any pill cutter. If you are not satisfied with our pill cutter, please return it free within 30 days for a full refund.
  • Accurate: Optical quality 2X magnifying lens. Split pills as small as 0.2" with confidence.
  • Ouch-free: Will not pinch or cut your fingers.
  • Versatile: Can cut pills in halves, quarters or thirds. Only 2" in size. Doubles as a storage box.
  • Please check with your pharmacist before splitting enteric coated pills.
Bestseller No. 20
Ezy Dose Pill Cutter and Splitter with Safe Shield | Cuts Pills, Vitamins, Tablets | Stainless Steel Blade | Travel Sized | Assorted Colors
1,487 Reviews
Ezy Dose Pill Cutter and Splitter with Safe Shield | Cuts Pills, Vitamins, Tablets | Stainless Steel Blade | Travel Sized | Assorted Colors
  • TRAVEL SIZED: Compact design is perfect for discrete storage and easy transportation
  • EASY USE: Designed to cut and split medication effortlessly with little pressure applied by the user
  • STAINLESS STEEL BLADE: Steel blade is durable and easily splits pills and tablets
  • BUILT TO LAST: Quality design, Built to withstand repeated use
  • HEALTHY LIVING: Ezy Dose products make living healthier simply easier, Many products endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation

You can cut pills with the highest degree of precision with a pill cutter. Most pill splitters are not only simple to use, but they are also inexpensive gadgets that are well worth the money invested in them.

What to Consider when choosing a pill Cutter?

 

First and foremost, there is no substitute for safety.

 

Before you do anything that might cause your drug to stop working, talk to your doctor. When it comes to the ability to divide tablets, not all of them are splittable. Some medications require precise dosing, and to be successful, these pills must be swallowed whole.

Separating tablets should be done only after receiving consent. You need a solid response on whether splitting affects the active ingredients, the release time, or the medication’s efficacy.

Pros

You can save money on some medications by filling a prescription with a higher dosage pill. You can reduce it in half or quarters to get precisely the dosage you need at a fraction of the cost. It is much easier to swallow huge, difficult-to-swallow pills with the help of a pill cutter. You might also slice them into smaller pieces and eat them one at a time.

Cons

When you split a tablet, it breaks down into tiny pieces, each of which may have a bitter, unpleasant taste that lingers in your mouth until you rinse it with water. Some tablets have unique shapes, and you won’t cut them if they aren’t flat or symmetrical. Because you won’t be able to break the pill into equal halves at that point, dividing it may have a detrimental effect on the efficacy of your medication.

Styles

Single-pill splitters have simple blade mechanics that are activated by squeezing or pressing the splitter. Most come with a small platform to nestle your pill in before precision cutting.

Multi-pill splitters are uniquely developed to break a large number of pills with pinpoint accuracy at the same time. Your tablets will have an even cut across the full surface of the medicine after that.

Who Will Use it?

Consider who will be utilizing the pill cutter while making your choice. Any method or style will suffice for the average person, so it’s just a matter of personal preference. You may find it challenging to utilize specific pill splitters if you have dexterity issues because they are tough to operate. Bigger pill splitters may be more convenient to use in this situation due to their larger size.

Features

A blade guard is a piece of equipment that protects the blade from harm.

Even though most pill splitters have blade guards, the blades of most models are still visible when in use. They take the form of plastic barriers that are strategically placed flush with the edge. When breaking pills, there is a reduced risk of injury because of the small but effective perimeter.

There are several storage choices available.

Some pill splitters contain small storage compartments where pills can be kept. It’s a useful feature for travelers who want to save weight and space by not carrying a full-size water bottle.

Pill splitters with a variety of uses

Some pill splitters have multiple functionalities to satisfy a wide range of splitting needs. For grinding, crushing, and separating tablets, they can be fitted with a variety of blade attachments.

The cost of pill splitters

Pill splitters can be purchased for anywhere from $6 and $30. At the low end of the price spectrum, you’ll find single-pill splitters with simple mechanisms. Premium pill splitters are designed for accuracy, and they often have an ergonomic design and sharper blades, so you get what you pay for when you buy one.

FAQ

Q. I have a bunch of extremely large pills. Is it possible to use a pill splitter to cut them in half so that I may take them in two swallows?

You can only do so if the prescriptions aren’t for extended-release pills or meds that you’re supposed to swallow whole. Before halving your prescriptions, check with your doctor to make sure it’s safe.

Q. Can I bring my pill cutter in my carry-on luggage to the airport?

A. This is correct, according to the most recent TSA regulations. They must, however, be approved by a TSA agent before being utilized. If you don’t plan on using your pill cutter on the flight, you can store it in your checked luggage, where it is also authorized.