Ok, I'm taking 750mg TAB CAM of LevETIRAcetam twice daily one in the morning and one at night. Now my neurologists gave me LevETIRAcetam ER 750MG TAB LUP twice a day but both doses at bedtime. And the paperwork for the meds state NOT to double dose. He wants me to start my meds this weekend but he's closed until monday.
Initial Dose: 1000 mg orally daily given as 500 mg orally 2 times a day. Additional dosing increments may be given (1000 mg/day additional every 2 weeks) to a maximum recommended daily dose of 3000 mg. There is no evidence that doses greater than 3000 mg/day confer additional benefit.
Initial dose: 1000 mg orally once daily
This dose may be increased every 2 weeks by 1000 mg/day to a maximum of 3000 mg once daily.
BIGCOUNTRY198; ABOVE IS THE DOSING FOR THIS MEDICATION YOU DON'T SAY HOW LONG YOU HAVE BEEN ON THIS MEDICATION. but as you can see after you have been on for a few weeks they do increase as much as 1000mg to the two tablets of 750mg once daily as long as you dose does not go over 3000mg in a single dose of 3000 mg once daily in one dose SO ARE THE NEW DIRECTION JUST THE EVENING DOSE AND NOT TWICE DAILY PLUS 2 MORE AT BEDTIME if it is just the bedtime dose of two 750mg that is okay. THE MAIN THING IS NOT TO TAKE OVER 3000mg a day. then double check with your doctor if your still in question call the doctors exchange and clairify what you are supposed to take if you filled this at the pharmacy Please call the Pharmacist and have them explain what you are supposed to do.It should be very clear on the prescription. THIS SO THE 1500MG is okay for the night dose please call the pharmacist and just ask and clairify that this is what the doctor wants you to do they are still open. but no matter what don't take over 3000mg daily which is 4 pills of the 750mg daily THIS IS VERY CONFUSING but if all the doctor is saying is just take 2 tablets at bedtime in one dose that is within the range and talk to your doctor on Monday. But call your pharmacist today to make sure that is what is meant on the prescription. Chuck1957 what you read was for a begginging dose only to split it after that it can be taken all at bedtime. good luck Chuck
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