I recently took a med-aide class for my job so I am certified to pass out medications to the individuals at the group home. I learned that meds can be given up to an hour before or after they are prescribed. The first day I took the pill, it was at 12:30pm, so I thought surely I'd be able to remember to take the pill when I eat lunch... for the life of me, I CANNOT remember to take it at 12:30! I have taken it as early as 12:25 and as late as 1pm. So, my question, if it is taken in the 12pm hour, is it still okay? Or does it have to be EXACTLY 12pm?