How To Take The Right Medicine.?
Doctor …. I was given medicine with a doctor but I don’t know the rules of the use. Recorded there 2 x 1 / 4. Explain yes doctor? Thank you
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Knowing the rules of taking medicine is as important as the medicine itself, because the drug has a chemical content with certain characteristics that can not work at all or even toxic if its use is not in accordance with the recommendations, so your decision to ask is right.
In prescribing drugs, usually the first time mentioned is the frequency or how often you are asked to take the drug, for example 1x, 2x, 3x a day, or more. To keep the drug content in the body stable, some drugs are written not by how many times a day, but every how many hours, for example, once a day is written every 24 hours, twice a day is written every 12 hours, and 3 times a day is written every 8 hours. For some eye medicines, sometimes written every 2 hours, depending on the type of drug and the disease. So from your question, the "2x" part means twice a day.
For the next part, the doctor usually determines the dose, whether in one drink it drink 2 tablets, 1 tablet, 1/2 tablet, 1 tablespoon, 1/2 tablespoon or the like. Because it is not always the preparation given the drug is the right preparation for you. For young children, taking certain drugs may be enough 1/2 tablet, where in adults must be 2 tablets. So the "1/4" part means one quarter of the preparation, can be in the form of tablets, tablespoons or teaspoons, depending on the form of the medicine.
Overall, once again, it's likely that your doctor is referring to your doctor asking you to take the drug twice a day, at a quarter of the dosage. Even though it may be clear to you, we still encourage you to make sure by asking directly, at the very least the pharmacy that gave you the medicine, and it would be great if you had a copy of the prescription to match the initial order. So, hopefully answering your question.