Tablet Splitting Program

  • Save on Copays with the Tablet Splitting Program

    By participating in our voluntary tablet-splitting program, you can save as much as 50 percent of your pharmacy copay on selected drugs.

    Here's an Example:

    Let’s say you’re taking 10 mg of Lipitor daily, paying $25 for a 30-day supply. If you get a new Lipitor 20mg prescription with the quantity of 15 and split the tablets in half, your supply will last 30 days. Your co-payment will be just $12.50 for 30 days worth of medication instead of $25.

    How You Can Participate

    • If you’re taking a medication that qualifies for the program, you’ll receive a letter from us that explains how you can participate.
    • Your doctor writes you a new, higher-strength, half quantity prescription so that you can split a single pill and take one half pill at a time.
    • For retail prescriptions, ask your pharmacist to call your doctor to see if pill splitting is right for you or call your doctor directly for a new prescription.
    • For mail-order prescriptions via Express Scripts Home Delivery, request a new prescription from your doctor and submit it to Express Scripts Home Delivery before your next refill.
    • You use a tablet-splitting device (available at almost any pharmacy) to split your pills and take only one half at a time.

    Qualifying Drugs

    If you take one of the following brand-name medications in the noted strengths, you may be eligible for the program.


    • Celexa 10mg, 20mg
    • Effexor 25mg, 37.5mg, 50mg
    • Lexapro 10mg
    • Paxil 10mg, 20mg
    • Remeron 15mg
    • Zoloft 25mg, 50mg

    Cholesterol-lowering medications

    • Crestor 5mg, 10mg, 20mg
    • Lipitor 10mg, 20mg, 40mg
    • Mevacor 10mg
    • Pravachol 10mg, 20mg, 40mg
    • Zocor 40mg

    High blood pressure/ Prostate treatment medication

    • Cardura 1mg, 2mg, 4mg