Do you think "double dosing" would be fine?

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Do you think "double dosing" would be fine?
« on: 07/04/2008 02:51:21 »
Alright I"m a little behind on my 10 mg singular pills. Do you think I could take one in the morning and one at night for a while to catch up?

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« Reply #1 on: 07/04/2008 03:56:45 »
singular pills? what are they?
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« Reply #2 on: 07/04/2008 04:37:47 »
depends entirely on the drug

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« Reply #3 on: 07/04/2008 05:46:33 »
Ryan, do you mean Singulair, the asthma medication?  You should ask your doctor or your pharmacist.  Doesn't cost a dime to call the pharmacist and ask.
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Do you think "double dosing" would be fine?
« Reply #4 on: 07/04/2008 06:04:57 »
Well I would never double up especialy if you completely missed the pill more then an hour or two... then double dosing could cause an overdose!

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« Reply #5 on: 07/04/2008 09:53:40 »
I agree with Karen.  Most medication is geared towards maintaining a constant level of the medication in the bloodstream, and not at trying to work out a cumulative total.  If you miss a dose, then you have missed it - you cannot go back and redo it.  If it did not kill you (and most medication, missing a dose now and then causes no harm), then the absence of it is not likely to kill you now, but the doubling up of a dose now could push the level of the drug in your bloodstream to dangerous levels.

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« Reply #6 on: 07/04/2008 12:21:40 »
Ryan, do you mean Singulair, the asthma medication?  You should ask your doctor or your pharmacist.  Doesn't cost a dime to call the pharmacist and ask.

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« Reply #7 on: 07/04/2008 14:46:33 »
Simulated if you think it's appropriate to do that and nope I wouldn't recommend it but then taking the second pill/tablet
at night-time so you'll be able to sleep the extra medication off.
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