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Dosage And Duration

Dosage is referred to as the frequency or the number of times a prescribed drug dose to be taken in a prescribed dosage form. Dosages are mentioned as OD (once daily), BID (twice daily), TID (thrice daily) or as 1-0-1 (morning and night), 1-1-1 (morning, afternoon, and night), etc. There are various dosage forms such as tablets, patches, ointments, etc. Specialized dosage forms are dispersible, extended-release, chewable tablets, etc. Duration is referred to as the number of days the prescribed dosage to be taken by the patient. Duration of action of a drug is the amount of time the effect of the drug lasts.

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What should I do if I have taken seven 500mg crocin(paracetamol) tablets together?

Query: Hi, What should I do if I have taken seven 500 mg crocin tablets together?  Read Full »


Dr. Ignatius Soon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you indeed took 7 x 500mg crocin tablets which on the GSK website are paracetamol tablets, your total dose is 7X500mg = 3500mg of Paracetamol. The answer would depend on how heavy you are. Most of the time, the toxic dose is 200mg per kilogram. For example, if you ...  Read Full »

I gave the wrong dosage of Albendazole to my baby. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 1 year 2 months old. The doctor prescribed Albendazole 5 ml-5 ml two doses in half an hour interval but by mistake, I had given 10 ml-10 ml dose of Albendazole. So, is there any problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The recommended dose below 2 years of age is only 200 mg. Albendazole is an anthelmintic or anti-worm medication. It prevents newly hatched insect larvae. You have over dosed your child. As such child may be fine, keep a watch for adverse symptoms. If any, visit a Pe...  Read Full »

Can I take two doses of Wellbutrin 150 mg to match up 300 mg dose?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently on Wellbutrin XL 150 mg per I am going to put up to 300 mg before I do so. Our pharmacy is currently out of 300 mg. They do have a generic brand which I do not like. In cases such as this, is it fine to take 2 doses of the 150 mg to make up the 300 mg? Or is that not po...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Wellbutrin XL ( Bupropion XL) can be increased to 300 mg XL once daily in the morning after you have been taking Wellbutrin XL for at least four days. The dose has to be increased gradually to minimize the risk of side effects like seizures. If Wellbutrin XL 300 mg ...  Read Full »

I had a medical error in taking Cladribine. What can I expect?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a medical error in taking Cladribine infusion within 30 minutes for four days out of seven days. The treatment is supposed to be taken 24 hours a day. What is the procedure currently required and is there any danger in the short-term and long-term and whether the treatment was ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cladribine is an antineoplastic drug used mainly in hairy cell leukemia. It is also used in other hematolymphoid malignancies. Since you have not mentioned the condition you are receiving the drug for, I am assuming that it is for hairy cell leukemia. The main advers...  Read Full »

I got some reactions to Nature Throid. Can I take Levothyroxine?

Query: Hi doctor, I was switched to Nature-Throid. Within nine days, I had a severe reaction. It caused panic attacks at night, waking up in sweat and insomnia. Then, my naturopath took me off and said to go back to my Levothyroxine. I take 88 mcg daily and 25 mcg once a week. I just realized that I forgot...  Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you are off nature thyroid. Its responses are unpredictable and reactions are common. Levothyroxine is the best and the safest. It is good that you are back on Levothyroxine. I think you should just continue 88 mcg of Levothyroxine daily in the empty s...  Read Full »

How do I stop my medications for seizures?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23 year old male. I want to quit my medicines permanently. I am taking Valkem OD 500, Soltus 100 mg, Flunil 20, and Ativan 2 mg. How to reduce the doses and completely stop taking these medications without any side effects?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You are on Divalproex (Valkem) which is used for epilepsy; in addition, you are on antidepressants and antipsychotic meds. Firstly, if you have a seizure disorder, for which you are taking Valkem, then your EEG (electroencephalogram) shoul...  Read Full »

My TSH levels are persistently elevated. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Last year, when I checked my thyroid profile my T3 and T4 were in normal range. But, my TSH level was greater than 150 (normal range 0.35 - 5.50). My doctor prescribed me 100 mg Eltroxin. After three months, my T3 181.7 (normal range 60 -180) and T4 15.2 (normal range 4.50 - 12.60). T3 an...  Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please ensure that you take medicines daily in the empty stomach, at least 1 hour before any food. If you miss your thyroid medicine today, you can take two tablets tomorrow to ensure that you take 30 tablets in 30 days of the month. Even missing 1 or 2 doses in a mont...  Read Full »

What is the recommended dosage for Nuhist in a 14-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 14 months old. He had a bad cold and congestion for the past seven days. We consulted our local pediatrician, who suggested a 5 ml of Nuhist twice a day. This medication makes him sleep quite a bit and when I tried reading up about it, there was not much except that some of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The medication your kid is getting is one of the medications for cold. It has the side effect of causing some drowsiness like any other cold medication. The side effect is something that occurs with the normal medication dose. We usually prescribe medications based ...  Read Full »

I want to take Manforce (Sildenafil) 50 mg. What are the dosage and duration?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to take Manforce (Sildenafil) 50 mg. Is that advisable? If so, when should I take it?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is a tablet, Sildenafil (Viagra). These are the instructions to use it. It is orally taken in the form of a tablet. Take it an hour before copulation for best results. However, you can take any time from 4 hours to 30 minutes before the...  Read Full »

Will missing a dose of Lorazepam cause serious symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been taking Lorazepam for 25 years. For the last four years, I have been taking 4 mg daily. 2 mg at night for sleep, and the other two split in the day. I only had two today and do not have any for tonight. I will pick up my prescription in the morning. I am concerned if my going...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It will cause some symptoms like tremors, anxiety, and lack of sleep tonight, but serious side effects will probably not occur, especially if the dose is taken in the late afternoon or evening. Usually, symptoms onset occurs after 24 hours...  Read Full »

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