Take One Pill 3 Times A Day

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Maureen Says:

How long is the interval for 3 x a day be?

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David Says:

Hi Maureen,

If you're to take one pill 3 times a day, the best advice I can offer is that you divide 24 (hours in day) by 3. This would equate to taking one pill every 8 hours.

I hope this makes sense! Please post back if you have any other questions or comments regarding this.

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Charley Says:

3 TAB A DAY, OF LEVETIRACETA 1000MG. HE WOULD LIKE TO SPREAD THEM OUT.

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Shannon Says:

Not true. That's every 8 hours. When it's 3 times a day you take 3 times during the day. You don't have to wake up or take it around the clock.only if it says every 8 hours. So what times are best for you. I take mine morning, lunch, and dinner.

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Pomo Says:

This is the most intelligent, well-explained answer to this question that I've ever come across. My Dr was not able to tell me WHEN to take my 3x/day doses of Buspar. She said "take one, & if you don't feel any effect, take another ... and if still no effect, take a 3rd." WHAAAT? I figured that I should be taking them 8 hours apart, but it means I have to set my alarm to take one 2 hours before I get up, which is insane.

THANK YOU for explaining this so well. You're right, the directions on the vial say "up to 3 times per DAY." They don't say to space them out evenly over 24 hours! You're brilliant :D

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Norman Says:

That makes so much sense. I thought I had to take the same capsule three times a day

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Pomo Says:

I space them out every 6 hours: so I take one at 8AM, one at 2PM, and one at 8PM. And I set the alarm on my phone so I don’t have to think about it.

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