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How to accurately cut pills or measure powders?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Aileen, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Aileen

    Aileen Senior Member

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    Like many here, I am sensitive to meds and supplements and need to use very low doses. Often that means cutting pills or trying to open capsules and measure powder.

    I read about some people here using 1/64 of something or some tiny mcg amount and wonder how they are doing that.

    Can you buy some inexpensive device or tiny measuring spoons that lets you accurately measure smaller amounts? The smallest accurate measure I have is regular measuring spoons (1/4tsp).
     
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  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    Here is the way i'm doing it with my naltrexone. I have 50 mg tablets. I pulverize one and put it in 50 ml water. Then I use an irrigation syringe to draw off the dose I want. So 1 cc is 1 mg etc. I keep it in a brown glass bottle in the fridge and keep it for a month.

    Some people use a scale. I also have a pill splitter. I don't get a consistent dose but it's close enough for the things I'm taking.
     
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  3. Valentijn

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    I use these spoons: http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-3080-S...d_sbs_k_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1T217MBV4EHFJ3R0MAR1

    A reviewer has determined the approximate size of each spoon:
    The smidgen spoon fits into size 00 capsules or larger, and the drop spoon fits into pretty much anything.
     
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  4. Aileen

    Aileen Senior Member

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    Thanks folks. This is exactly the info I needed!
     
  5. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Making the most of it

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    Thanks for the tip @Valentijn. Just bought some of these!
     
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