I always thought you divide the day by those times and that would give you the amount of hours the medicine would stay on your system however my child just heard from her doctor "the 4 times a day" would be considered the awaking hours only??? So, if I am awake 16 hours that medicine would be taken every 4 hours, and if my child sleeps 12 hours during the disease she would take even 3 hours??? Even being half of my size???
20 Jul 2012
You have not mentioned the name of the medicine in your post.
Ideally 4 times a day means "every 6 hours". It depends on what the medicine is as to how "rigid" you should be in regards to dosing. If the medicine is an antibiotic then every 6 hour dosing is important as is pain relief medication if in severe pain.
If the dosing isn't so critical then 4 times a day could be evenly spaced out during the waking hours.
As your daughter has spoken to her doctor it would seem that the dosing of the medicine is not critical so 4 times a day during waking hours is fine.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
My doctor has prescribed BuSpar (buspirone) for my anxiety. I'm supposed to take 5mg twice a day and after a week I'm supposed to take 10mg ...
2 answers • 9 May 2013
What is the maximum recommended dosage of labetalol? I am currently taking 300 mg three times a day?
Additional BP medicine: diovan 160 mg twice a day; minoxodil 2.5 mg twice a day; and 0.1 clonodine 0.1 up to three times a day when BP exceeds 180.
1 answer • 13 May 2014
Prescribed 75mg a day. My doctor said I can take it 3 times a day or 1 in morning and 2 at bedtime. Wondering if anyone has an opinion on the best ...
1 answer • 22 Aug 2014