what does 4 times a day mean

I have to take Genfura (50 mg) 4 times a day for 3 days and always with food. So, would that be one every 4 hours or 6 hours? ## That should be approximately every 6 hours, though if you are few minutes off, that is usually fine. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?

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What Does Mcg Mean

Ihave a newscript for levothroxine 50 MCG - things usually say MG ## Hi Linn, I definitely hear you on this one. Prescription drugs can be more confusing than algebra at times. Lol The difference of mcg vs mg is the measurement of each. MCG is the abbreviation of micrograms. MG is the abbreviation of milligram. You would need 1000 micrograms to make up 1 milligram. For your own reference: 50 mcg = 0.050 mg Learn More: Levothyroxine Details I hope this helps! :) ## Thank you. That clears up a lot. You are right, it is as bad as algebra which I also did not excel in. ## What is the difference between b12 5000mcg and b12 1000 mcg. I have been taking b12 1000mcg. And the bottle is empty so is it okay if I take b12 5000mcg ## Can you take too much B-12 ? Iam taking 1000 meg per day and get b...

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What does "take 4 tablets per day" mean?

What is the meaning of "take 4 capsules per day"? (i.e. How far apart is the dosing schedule?) ## Generally, that would be every 6 hours, but it can depend on the specific medication being asked about. Can you post back with more details? In some cases, it may mean that you can take all 4, at once, it may mean two doses of two capsules, or even taking up to four a day but not always four if not necessary. For instance, I take a medication for nerve pain, and it is prescribed to be taken up to a certain number of times a day, but that doesn't mean it has to be taken so many hours apart, I can take them all at once at night, or take several throughout the day.

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what does 1 tab po daily mean

1 tab means by mouth, when a patient is awaiting an early morning procedure you may see a sign on the door nothing po ## Thanks for taking time to share this information. I find it rather common to see notes/signs on physician's doors when they're away from their desk. Although I still don't understand what "PO" even means in the context of which it was used. Would you be so kind as to elaborate a bit more on that and how it relates to taking 1 tablet daily? ## PO per os ("by mouth") It means by mouth. Take 1 tab or pill qd po means take one pill by mouth each day, Take 1 tab qid po means take one tablet four times a day by mouth, usually followed by every 6 hours. Some prescriptions are for treatment products that are applied such as a rub, ointment, or anal...

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What Does The P Mean On A Pill MEAN

I got a pill from a friend who said it will calm me down..she said it was valium...but it looks differant...its light yelllow and round. There is a P on top and under the score line there is a 5 ## Since this is Canadian, I can't definitively confirm it, but this pill has come up several times and several Canadians have identified it as being a generic for Valium, with the % designating it as a 5mg tablet. In case you aren't familiar with Valium, here's a link to more Valium details . It does require a prescription and can be habit forming, so it shouldn't be used, without a doctor's approval. Is there anything else I can help with?

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what does "take 3 tablets daily" mean

What does it mean to take three tablets daily? Do I take three at once or at three separate times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)? ## Hi Sharlene, To my understanding, when a prescription label states "3 tablets daily", this generally indicates 1 tablet every 8 hours (unless otherwise noted). So I think breakfast, lunch and dinner would be a good way to spread this out. Since 8 hours goes into 24 hours 3 times, this means you could take one tablet at 5am, the second tablet at 1pm and the third tablet at 9pm - or start your regimen earlier to finish earlier. I hope this helps! ## Rx says take 3 tablets per mouth daily for 5 days prednison 20 mg ## If all it says is to take "3 tablets daily" you should take them all at once, unless otherwise noted. Especia...

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3 times a day vs 8 hours

Is there a difference between 1 pill every 8 hours and 1 pill 3 times a day? 3 times a day is 8 hours yet I've seen it written both ways. ## Hello, Bosco! How are you? Yes, there is a difference. As is stated, one is meant to be taken precisely every 8 hours, but the other is just 3 times a day. That three times a day doesn't necessarily mean it has to be 8 hours apart, for instance, the doctor may just mean for someone to take it with breakfast, lunch and dinner, or in the morning when waking, at lunchtime and then at bedtime. Some medications need to be taken on a precise schedule to keep the level of them in your body consistent for them to work best, but with some medications, it doesn't matter. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Starting a new med, Arava for RA....

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What times to take Lopressor

My Lopressor says take in am and pm, what times should I take it? ## Hello, Sherry! How are you? Unless your doctor specifies otherwise, that generally means to take one when you get up in the morning and the other at bedtime. The FDA classifies this medication as a beta blocker that is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

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take 1 pill 2 times a day antibiotics

When taking prescribed antibiotics and the dosage is 1 pill twice a day, how many hours should before the next dosage? ## Hi Dman, Based on a 24 hour time scale, if you're required to take 1 pill twice daily, that "generally" means taking 1 pill every twelve hours. However I would recommend double checking this with your doctor first, in case he or she has special instructions for your individual case. From what I understand, the dosing schedule may also depend on the brand and whether or not it's an extended release tablet. I hope this helps! What's the name of the antibiotic you're taking? ## levetiraceta 1000MG ## I've just started taking Nitrofurantoin MCR 100MG CAPSULES. They're yellow in color. ## I'm taking amox-clav 875mg tablets. Confused at ...

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Dosage times

When prescribed most common drugs you either are given one tablet 3 times a day or one tablet 4 times a day to take . I was told that tablets are taken on a 12 hour cycle if so that would mean one tablet 3 times a day would be one every 4 hours (3 x 4 =12) so one 4 times a day would be one every 3 hours (4 x 3 = 12) IS THIS CORRECT. Thank you ## what is the dosage of daflon 500 mg? is it twice a day? ## Should I take 2 tablets at a time or 4? ## Each pill is 3MG. I was told to take 4 pills a day. So, should take all 4 together , 2 and 2. I am talking about taking Stromectol 3 MG ## I was in the DR in September. Started itching end of October. Still itching. It was over a month before the doctor finally diagnosed me as having scabies. I have taken 3 doses of stromectol in the past two we...

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How many hours apart is 5 times a day?

My mom was given Acyclovir 800 mg to take 5 times a day. What does that mean??? ## 24/5=4.8 hours or 288 minutes or 4 hours & 48 minutes ## Your math is right, but should we take the number of waking hours and divide by 5 rather than the entire 24 hour period? So accounting for sleep, 16 hours awake / 5 times = 3.2, so about every 3.5 hours? Update - I looked up the Acyclovir dosage guidelines on DailyMed, and it states "800 mg every 4 hours orally, 5 times daily for 7 to 10 days." ... So it seems like somewhere in the middle of both of our answers lol

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how many times a day is every 4 hours

Hey. I just had surgery (tonsils burned & removed) and the dr prescribed me acetaminophen with codeine in it. I've been instructed to take 15ml every four hours as needed. Is that 4 times a day? ## Hi Brittany, 4 goes into 24 hours (1 day) six times. This means that "every 4 hours" translates to 6 times a day. However, "as needed" means that you don't necessarily have to abide by that regimen if you don't feel the need to take it as often. If you have any other questions concerning an appropriate dosing protocol, it may be best to discuss this with your prescribing doctor just to be on the same page. I hope this helps and wish you good health!

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Ciprofloxacin - take one tablet by mouth 2 times a day

So I was put on ciprofloxacin 2 times a day and am currently taking 10/325 percocets. I read somewhere that it is a major interaction between the two. Is there anyway maybe I can take them hrs apart? ## The only interaction I've been able to find is that Ciprofloxacin can increase the effectiveness of the Oxycodone. This doesn't mean they can't be taken together, just that your doctor should carefully consider your dosage and they should be monitoring you regularly to keep an eye on you, in case any problems arise. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this antibiotic as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?

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how to take amoxicillin 875 twice times a day

I've been taking 875mg Amoxicillin/125mg Clav for a tooth abscess. My doctor gave me 10 days worth of meds to take twice a day. I've been taking it now for 4days but breaks it down into 3 times a day by splitting the pill in 1/2 which means I'm actually taking a pill and a 1/2. I tried the 1st day and it made me sick so I decided to try it this way but I'm noticing my abscess is not going down it actually got a little bigger. I was told that regardless the infection should've went down at least a little by now but it hasn't.. ## If you aren't taking the amount prescribed, then you may not be getting enough to eradicate the infection that has caused the abscess. It is very important to take the dosage that you are prescribed, in order to eradicate the infectio...

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Augmentin,Amoxicilin trihydrate (take 1tab 2times a day)

Does the antibiotics, two times a day means it have to be taken strictly 12hours apart? will taking the medicine at 8 or 10 hours apart be okay? ## No, the time does not have to be exactly precise, but you should try to keep them as close to the 12 hours apart, as possible. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Recently, I have experienced sore in my ear. Not sure if it is swollening or not. Is it due to the side effect of medicine or the surgery of my wisdom tooth surgery last Monday(17th October) the pain only came yesterday when I'm left the last dose of antibiotics. It's the only medicine I'm taking after the first two days of taking p...

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Meds times TWO

Hi im prescribed 10mg oxytocin er and I was wondering if I took two at a time would it release the equivalent of 20mg?my doctor is currently switching me all around with different meds because I seem to be having unsavory side effects with several of the ones he trying. So im a guinea pig right now and my pain is crazy. Thanks ahead of time. ## Hello, Kimmy! How are you? Did you mean Oxycontin? If so, yes, but you shouldn't double up without your doctor's approval as it could result in overdose. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation.

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How many days are in one bottle taking it 3 times

How many days are in one bottle taking 3 times a day ## 90 ## Actually it depends on how many pills are in the bottle you are talking about, whatever amount your doctor wrote on your prescription, divided by 3. Some insurance plans allow a 90 day supply, some only a 30, so it really depends on how many are in the bottle you have and none of us can guess at that. If you look over the paperwork from your pharmacy from when you got your prescription, it will have a line on there that says Days Supply: and then a number and that will answer your question, or you can just ask your pharmacist if you can't locate the information on your own. I do see that Carol posted a response, but that is not necessarily correct, just because she received a 90day supply at once, doesn't mean everyon...

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What Do The 3 Letters After Oxycodone Mean On A Prescription

I have a script for 5mg Oxycodone with the letters gle after it's name. What does this mean? ## I am not familiar with gle as being a prescription abbreviation, of any type, I even checked the resource listings and didn't find it. Are you certain you're reading the writing correctly? It may be something like qid, which would indicate that it's to be taken four times a day. ## INFORMATION PROVIDED IS ALWAYS VERY HELPFUL & APPRECIATED. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS.SOME MEDS CAN WORK BETTER THAN OTHERS, COULD JUST BE THE MANUFACTURER.

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How many a day

If your supposed to take a med 1pill every 4 hours how many pills total is that a day? ## Is that like 6 total pills a day? ## Prescription says to take 1 tab every 6 hours...how many pills is that taking a day? I'm thinking thats 4 pills a day. The total qty is 120 for a month. 4 pills a day for 30 days is 120 pills total...right? ## Yes, every 4 hours would be 6 pills a day and every 6 hours would be 4 pills a day. However, it should be noted that you may not need to take that many of all medications. Some, such as pain medications, may be prescribed to be taken as needed and that means you can take it a maximum of that many times a day, but you don't have to take them all, if you don't need to do so. But for others, such as antibiotics or cardiac medications, you should t...

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Lexapro day 10

I'm on 10mg and it's been 10 days. My anxiety has gotten better and the fogginess is lifting. I'm still not feeling 100, but I'm trying to be patient. Also, my sleep is weird, I was waking up too many times in a night so I take .25 of Xanax to help. Question when does the tiredness go away? Is my Xanax causing more of a problem with morning sleepiness? ## Hello, Brownstone88! How are you? The FDA classifies Lexapro as an SSRI antidepressant and most of them can cause REM Onset Latency, which means it takes longer than usual for you to enter the REM sleep stage and you are in it for a shorter period of time, so such sleep disruptions like you've described are very common. However, just like the other side effects it can cause, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and d...

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