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    1)
    Rx: Prednisolone 5mg EC tablets
    DAY ONE: 5mg
    DAY TWO: 10mg
    DAY THREE: 5mg
    DAY FOUR: 10mg
    repeat this for three months

    2)
    Rx: Warfarin 1mg
    Warfarin 3mg

    Day one: 1mg
    Day two: 1mg
    Day three: 3mg
    Day Four: 1mg
    Day Five: 1mg
    Day six: 3mg
    Day Seven: 1mg
    and so on until next blood test

    i would say : as directed by your doctor

    could anybody think of the best way to word this???
    i am telling you about pharmacy life in practice, together with my personal opinions i think might be better for pharmacy practices

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    Re: Dosage instructions

    Originally posted by howe928 View Post
    1)
    Rx: Prednisolone 5mg EC tablets
    DAY ONE: 5mg
    DAY TWO: 10mg
    DAY THREE: 5mg
    DAY FOUR: 10mg
    repeat this for three months

    2)
    Rx: Warfarin 1mg
    Warfarin 3mg

    Day one: 1mg
    Day two: 1mg
    Day three: 3mg
    Day Four: 1mg
    Day Five: 1mg
    Day six: 3mg
    Day Seven: 1mg
    and so on until next blood test

    i would say : as directed by your doctor

    could anybody think of the best way to word this???


    i am not exactly sure what are you after
    but a general comment is; prednisolone may enhance the ant-coagulant affect of warfarin, and i believe this is considered a serious drug interaction. if the patient has been taking them " check PMR", then there is no need to contact his GP.

    about the dose; pred only comes as 2.5 and 5 mg tabs, so by providing 5 mg tabs, dose should be ' take 1 tab daily, and 2 tabs on every alternative day, for a period of 3 months'


    dunno if this help or no
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    • #3
      Re: Dosage instructions

      thanks Ray, yes, your dosage instruction '' take 1 tab daily, and 2 tabs on every alternative day, for a period of 3 months' sounds good to me
      i am telling you about pharmacy life in practice, together with my personal opinions i think might be better for pharmacy practices

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      • #4
        Re: Dosage instructions

        i am glad my post is useful to someone
        cheers mate :P
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        • #5
          Re: Dosage instructions

          Originally posted by howe928 View Post
          1)

          could anybody think of the best way to word this???
          Think I see what you're getting at..it's all about fitting it on the label...Consider this..

          Rx written: Prednisolone 30mg daily, reduce by 5mg every third day to zero. Compliance a potential nightmare here!

          My label instructions (for 63 x 5mg tabs)

          Take daily as follows: 6,6,6,5,5,5,4,4,4,3,3,3,2,2,2,1,1,1.

          Tell patient to score out each daily dose on the label with a pen each day after taking it. Might be a bit off-the-wall, but it seems to work...
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