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

SaleBestseller No. 1
Ezy Dose Pill Cutter and Splitter with Dispenser, Cuts Pills, Vitamins, Tablets, Stainless Steel Blade, Travel Sized, Colors May Vary
  • 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
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. 3
Pill Cutter for Small or Large Pills. The Best Multiple Pill Splitter Ever! Design in The USA. Doubles as a Pill Box. Not Suitable for Tiny Pills. 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 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. At the same time to avoid homogenization of products with others, we have strengthened the thickness of the blade and increased the density of the material of the medicine cutter itself, which greatly reduces the rate of breakage and improves the service life.
  • ✅【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. 4
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. 5
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. The back cover is detachable for easy cleaning of small pieces scattered during cutting.
  • 【Safe Use + Premium Quality】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. We have been selling our products for a long time and have been improving them around the needs of our customers. The problems raised by our earlier customers have been largely improved, so if you encounter any problems, please let us know in time.
  • 【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.
SaleBestseller No. 6
ACU-Life Pill Splitter/Cutter
  • PILL ORGANIZER COMPARTMENT: Built in pill storage compartment
  • EASY USE: Designed to cut and split medication effortlessly with little pressure applied by the user
  • TRAVEL SIZED: Compact design is perfect for discrete storage and easy transportation
  • BUILT TO LAST: Quality design, Built to withstand repeated use
  • HEALTHY LIVING: Acu-Life has designed and developed innovative health products for over 35 years
Bestseller No. 7
Pill Cutter, Pill Crusher, Pill Splitter, Pill Cutter for Small or Large Pills Professional, Pill Cutter and Splitter with Dispenser, Sturdy Cutting Blade
  • High material: Our Pill Cutter is made of high-quality PS, the product is excellent, it is very suitable for the needs of most people, it feels comfortable and the quality is high, it is definitely a rare product.
  • Clamshell design: According to ergonomic design, our engineers made our pill cutter into a clamshell design, which is convenient for people to open, and can also make full use of the space of the pill box to ensure the individuality of the pills.
  • Easy to carry: Our pill cutter is easy to carry, small in size, small in weight, smaller than the palm of your hand, which is very convenient for people's use needs, economical and practical, with many advantages, can be placed in our wallets, pockets, handbags, etc. .
  • Large capacity: Our pill cutter is small in size, but has a large capacity, which can accommodate large and small pills, tablets, etc. The capsules can also be easily placed, which can meet people's daily use.
  • Strict design: Our pill cutters are designed layer by layer, with multiple protections, and they are all sealed and stored to avoid wet use, making them safer and more secure. And the structure is simple, easy to clean, and easy to clean the inside.
SaleBestseller No. 8
DUBSTAR Small Pill Cutter, Pill Splitter Pill Cutter for Small or Large Pills, Cuts Vitamins Tablets, Portable Pretty Pill Crusher for Purse Pocket (Pill Cutter, Pink)
  • 【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 for easy accurate cutting making, Removable silicone pad for easy cleaning , this a premium medication splitting device.
  • 【Sharper Blade】Thickened stainless steel blade for cutting the toughest pills for a clean cut, the perfect medicine cutter.
  • 【Multifunctional Medicine Box】The pill cutter splitter has 1 Built in pill storage compartment can hold 4~10 pills, Quality design, Built to withstand repeated use.
  • 【Easy to Carry】The pill cutter has a compact design, suitable for leisure, business, travel, office, daily use, and can be put into a handbag or pocket.
SaleBestseller No. 9
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, our 12-month warranty, and friendly customer service.
Bestseller No. 10
Multiple Pill Splitter. Original Patented Design, with Accurate Pill Alignment, Sturdy Cutting Blade and Blade Guard, for Splitting and Quartering Round or Oblong Pills.US Patent No. 9,827,165.
  • Splits multiple pills in one operation.
  • For use with round or oblong pills. Please do not attempt to cut pills which were not designed to be cut.
  • Medical grade stainless steel cutting blade.
  • Blade guard protects fingers.
  • Covered by U.S. Patent No. 9,827,165
Bestseller No. 11
Ezy Dose Pill Crusher, Cutter and Grinder, Crushes Pills, Vitamins, Tablets, Stainless Steel Blade, Removable Drinking Cup, Red
  • PILL ORGANIZER COMPARTMENT: Built in pill storage compartment
  • TWO-IN-ONE: Built in drinking cup and cover for taking medicine on the go
  • PILL CAPACITY: Holds up to 4 pills (aspirin-sized)
  • 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. 12
Multiple Pill Splitter, Adjustable Pill Cutter, Stainless Steel Cutting Blade & Blade Guard, with Accurate Pill Alignment, for Cutting Small Pills or Large Pills in Half (Purple)
  • EASY & ACCURATE MULTIPLE PILL SPLITTING - Cut multiple pills easily, cleanly and accurately at one time. Allows multiple pills to be accommodated at the same time, and can be cut easily and evenly. Note: Some low viscosity tablets may be cut unevenly or crushed. Please press them with as little force as possible.
  • SUITABLE FOR ALL PILL SHAPES AND SIZES - The unique adjustable pill cutting channel can safely accommodate pills of any size, thus realizing simple and accurate cutting. Small or large, scored or non-scored, round, oval, rectangular or any shape pills can be handled by Multi Pill Cutter. Just rotate the turntable on one side, and the pill channel will automatically align with the pill size, without manual operation.
  • SAFETY DEVICE - The medicine cutter is equipped with retractable blade protection device to create a safe cutting environment. When the pill divider is in the open state, the blade protective cover will cover the blade, so that your fingers will be safe, and you don't have to worry about cutting your fingers when using it.
  • STRONG AND DURABLE - The pill cutter separator is made of durable, high-strength and food-safe ABS plastic. The cutting blade is made of the highest grade stainless steel, which is not easy to rust and keeps sharp for a long time.
  • COMPACT - Tablet cutter and tablet splitter are pocket-sized, which is very suitable for traveling or going out. It is easy to carry when going out for leisure, business, travel and office, and can be put into a handbag or pocket.
SaleBestseller No. 13
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. 14
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!
Bestseller No. 15
2PCS Pill Cutter for Small or Large Pills - The Best Multiple Pill Splitter Ever - Design in The USA - Doubles as a Pill Box - Not Suitable for Tiny Pills (Gray)
  • 【For Any Pill Up To 0.8" Size】Pill splitter is easy to cutter pill into 1/2, 1/4, 1/8. Best 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 cutter! Package Includes: 2 x pill cutter. The pill cutter is not only suitable for elderly people and children who have difficulty swallowing, but also for dogs and cats.
Bestseller No. 16
EqualSplit Pill Splitter, Double Blades, Cleanly Split or Quarter Any Pill - Great for Pets Too!
  • SUPER CLEAN CUTS: No more unequal haves, crushed medication or crumbled bits.
  • DOUBLE BLADES: Opposing blades apply opposing force, precisely controlling the fracture point.
  • CONVENIENTLY COMPACT: Pocket sized and great for traveling or when on the go. Also doubles as a pillbox.
  • QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP: Crafted entirely from medical grade aluminum. Patent pending design.
  • WORKS WITH ALL PILL SHAPES & SIZES: Small or large, scored or unscored, round, oval, oblong, or whatever shape it happens to be the EqualSplit can handle it all. For Best results splitting pills please read instructions below in the product description.
Bestseller No. 17
Pill Cutter - Pill Splitter with Stainless Steel Blade for Cutting Small Pills or Large Pills in Half or Quarter, Suitable for Cuting Vitamins, Tablets(Purple)
  • Material: This pill cutter adopts the top hidden blade design, stainless steel material, safety switch lock system, safe to use, to avoid accidental bumping and hurting people. The box body is made of ABS material, which is resistant to pressure and fall
  • How to use: Put the tablet in the middle position, rotate the outer ring to fix the position, close the lid and press. The tablet cutter can easily cut into 1/2 or 1/4 perfectly. When cutting some very large and hard pills, hold the side ring tightly otherwise some breakage and powder will appear
  • Large storage space: This pill cutter splitter has a large storage spacewhich could hold 20-30 pills. Ideal for Medication, Vitamin, Supplement
  • Easy to clean: Press the top button when cleaning the blade and gently brush it off with a brush (brush included), high temperature disinfection is not recommended
  • Exquisite Appearance: This Pill Splitter is small and exquisite, taking up little space, perfect for traveling, going out
SaleBestseller No. 18
EZY DOSE Pill Cutter and Splitter Cuts Pills, Vitamins, Tablets Stainless Steel Blade Travel Sized Colors may vary, 1 count (pack of 1) (67015)
  • 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. 19
Fullicon Pill Cutter for Small or Large Pills, Pill Splitter with V-Shape Holder, Medicine Slicer with Sharp Blade,Tablet Splitter with Two Large Pill Organizers-Black
  • 【Accurate Cutting】V-shaped design and 7 soft silicone V-shaped holders to firmly keep at least 10 sizes of pills stay in position. Comes with a shapeless holder for all other sizes of pills.
  • 【Extremely Sharp】Fullicon pill slicer adopted extremely sharp stainless steel blade, guarantee every neat cut.It can cut your tablet/vitamin/supplement into 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 easily.
  • 【Safe Environment】This pill splitter has a blade guard to provide a safe cutting environment.When the pill cutter is not in use, the sharp blade is able to hide automatically in the covered shield, effectively avoiding finger injuries.
  • 【Extra 2 Pill Cases 】 We will also give you two additional large capacity pill boxes so that you can put the pills that need to be cut or the pills that have been cut.
  • 【Easy To Carry】Portable size, easy to carry.This medicine cutter and 2 pill boxes, suitable for travel, office, daily use, and can be put in a purse or pocket.Product size:3.5" L x1.6" W x1.2" H.
Bestseller No. 20
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.

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.