My 95 yr old dad is taking 14 meds daily--all prescribed by the same doctor. Dad wants to know what time of day to take these meds. Some are prescribed for a certain time (morning/night) but most just say daily. My question is should the meds that have negative interactions with each other be taken, say, 4 or 5 hours apart?
It depends on the type of drug interaction. Can you be more specific. What are the names of the medicines that have negative interactions.
Generally you should follow the instructions on the label. Take medicines in the morning or evening if that is what the label says. If the instructions just say "daily" then usually it does not matter what time of day the medicine is taken but it is best to be consistent.
Why not ask to have a chat with your pharmacist. Your pharmacist should be able to suggest the easiest and most effective way for your father to take his medicines. All the best.
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