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Medication maintenance???

im taking these different pill.

lithium 3 x daily 300mg

clonazepam every day when needed 1mg

risperidone every night @ bedtime 0.25 mg

naproxen 2x daily w/ food as needed for pain 500 mg

lyrica 2x daily 75 mg

cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) 1 every night @ bedtime 10 mg

how do i space them? i know the bedtime but the rest idk. i could use some advice or opinion. thanks in advance.

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reina77

Asked by reina77 at 12:49 PM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Health

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  • I used to work in the MR/MH field. We had to have medication training. This is what we were taught.

    If a medication said 3x daily, the meds were given at 8am 2 pm and 8pm

    If a medication was given 2x a day, it was given a 8am and 8pm.

    Bedtime meant when the client went to bed, although some staff would try to give it at the 8pm med pass. If they were caught, they were fired as that was not proper medication procedures.

    I hope with the medications you are taking, you are very careful about getting your blood levels checked. This is very important to ensure that you are not becoming toxic on some of these meds.

    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 1:02 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Oh, and I was curious about the clonazepam as needed daily. If this is truely needed daily, you should have a set time every day. if it is just a PRN medication then take it when you feel you need it, but not necessarily daily. Does that make sense?
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 1:05 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Depending on when you wake up. The ones you take 2 or 3 times a day. Take one in the morning when you wake up. the one you have to take 3 times a day, take in the afternoon, like around 2 or 3 pm. And the others at bed time.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 1:08 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • i would ask a pharmacist
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:30 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

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