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  1. #1 2 capsules a day 
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    Direction: Take 2 capsules daily.
    Does it mean (1.)to take both capsules at the same time ? Or, (2.)a capsule in the morning and another at night ? If (1), what time of the day should we take them ? i'm really confused by this. I don't know how to take it, thank you--*


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    What is the drug?
    I am tempted to say that, if those are the only instructions, it does not matter. But it is probably worth looking at the drug itself first.


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    As long as you're consistent, it shouldn't matter. The idea is that a certain level of the medication remains in your system throughout the day. For instance, some seizure medications, like dilantin (etc.) have this sort of instruction. The dilantin levels in the blood stream are maintained by regular, steady dosage. Usually the prescribing physician will order a blood test a week or two into the regimen to ensure the dosage is where he wants it, but they're pretty good about getting a person in the right range by age & weight calculations.

    The medication is essentially a chemical that gets filtered by the kidneys and liver through the day, but is sustained by daily intake. It wouldn't matter if you take one in the morning and one in the evening, but you'll likely find that its easier to create a habit of a single pill-taking event than two each day. The habit is important to establish in order to keep proper levels.

    If the medication is a antibiotic, your physician might have a preference of whether you take two or one at a time. But its definitely important that you take the whole regimen, even if symptoms disappear.

    But don't take any advice about this from me or anyone else. I'm not an expert on this sort of thing. The best advice is to give a call to the physician's office that ordered the prescription for any clarifications you might have. Either the physician or the nurse on duty should be happy to answer your questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nucleara
    Direction: Take 2 capsules daily.
    Does it mean (1.)to take both capsules at the same time ? Or, (2.)a capsule in the morning and another at night ? If (1), what time of the day should we take them ? i'm really confused by this. I don't know how to take it, thank you--*
    Why not ask the individual (doctor or pharmacist) who gave you the capsules?
    Even more exciting- you could find out about the yogurt at the same time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halliday
    Why not ask the individual (doctor or pharmacist) who gave you the capsules?
    Even more exciting- you could find out about the yogurt at the same time!
    It is the food supplement (chicken extract) and I didnt' buy it myself but my dad did. so i dont' know
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