I have several meds. I'm trying to make a plan of when I should take. 3 X day is when? 8am, 4pm, and 12am? or just while I'm awake? 8am, 2pm, 9pm? I havr twice a day, three times a day, four times a day and as needed 4 to 6 hrs a day, and three times a day as needed.
If a script says 3 times a day,is that in a 24 hr time span?What times of day should I take it?
Added 26 Oct 2013:
Etolac; Hydroxyzine Pamoate; Simvasatin; Fexofenadine; Motrin; Gabapentin; Oxycodone; Albuteral; Pulmicort; Spiriva; Tizanidine
Generally 3 times a day is about every 8 hours BUT it can depend on what meds you are speaking of. Some can be done morning, noon, and night. You can always talk to your pharmacist and ask him/her to help you compile a schedule of when to take your medications because the pharmacist should know whether it is best to take something with food or prior to eating etc. It is difficult when you have multiple meds due at different times but your pharmacist should be able to assist you. You might call and ask the pharmacist about a good tie to come in and go over your meds and talk about a schedule for taking them. If the pharmacist is unable to do so then talk to your Dr's office and see if the medical assistant, PA or MD can help you to compile a schedule. The only other option would be if you have a case manager through your insurance company. The CM can also help you compile a schedule.
If you dont know if you have one, call the customer service number on your health insurance card and ask if you have a Case Manager (CM) assigned to you and if you do can she/he call you, if not, is it possible to get one assigned to you?
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