How Many Pills Per Day Does 1 Every 12 Hours And 1 Every 4 Hours Equal?

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Diane Says:
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My husband has cancer stage 4. His Dr has prescribed him morphine sulfate 1 pill every 12 hrs & Oxycodone 1 pill every 4 hrs. How many pills should he be taking per day (in a 24 hr period) & how many pills of each should be prescribed for a month?

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Maria Says:
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I work in a pharmacy and we would calculate it as follows:

Morphine - 1 every 12 hours for a total day supply of 2, quantity for a 30 day supply would be 60

Oxycodone - 1 every 4 hours for a total day supply of 6, quantity for a 30 day supply would be 180

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Roy Says:

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Thank you for the clarification!

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Roro Says:
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My interpretation which is not official check w/your doctor - after all they scripted them

1 every 12 hours take one after getting up say you get up @ 7 take meds @ 8am then take another @ 8pm

4 hour say you sleep from midnite till 7 ..... one @ 8, 12, 4, 8, 12, and one if you get up during the night.

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