According to MyHealth KKM, the right way to take medicine depends on the number of times the medicine should be taken.
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So, you’ve been to the clinic and received a bunch of medicine that you need to shove down your throat. It says twice or three times daily.
If you don’t rely on meds that much, you might just ‘wing it’ with the directions to take your medicine. Twice daily? Morning and night then. Three times? Morning, noon, and night I guess?🤷🏽♀️
But for those who rely on them heavily, it’s their job to fully understand and remember when is the best time to take their meds. If they don’t, it might inhibit the medicine’s full potential leading it to not work properly.
Thanks to MyHealth from the Ministry of Health Malaysia (KKM), they’ve explained the dosing time of your medicine.
You don’t have to estimate randomly when to take your medicine, anymore.
The right time to take your medicine
Logically, the right time to take your medicine involves the frequency of when the medicine should be taken. It differs from once daily, twice daily or more. The dosing of medicine follows this application.
Once daily – 7 am (every 24 hours)
2 Times Daily – 8 am, 8 pm (every 12 hours)
3 Times Daily – 6 am, 2 pm, 10 pm (every 8 hours)
4 Times Daily – 6 am, 12 pm, 6 pm, 12 am (every 6 hours)
These are just some suggestions for when to ideally take your medicine. Of course, sometimes we don’t really follow this to heart and just wing it.
Sometimes, we don’t even wake up at 6 am, right? What about then? Then just follow how many hours you should take your medicine in between.
Here’s an infographic from @UbatOhUbat, a Malaysian medicine portal on Twitter to illustrate the medicine intake schedule better.
Now that you know when to ideally take your meds, be careful not to increase or decrease your dosage of the meds. Consult your healthcare practitioner before deciding on anything that could affect your health.
For more info on what the special instructions on the medicine label says, visit here.