I don’t know the rules. How often should I take it? Only at night? What’s too much?
Follow the instructions on the bottle. Most are every 4 hours. We can’t tell you how to take a med, call your pharmacy for info that is specifically for your prescription.
My pdoc always told me how many times a day I could take my PRN, and how long to wait between doses. I used to take Ativan PRN. I could take up to 3 a day, but had to wait at least 4-5 hours between doses.
What med were you prescribed if you don’t mind disclosing it?
I never understood as needed drugs. I get my script filled every month and they don’t give me a problem taking it every day. My therapist gives me a problem if I don’t take it every day. So PRN terminology is confusing. Don’t even know what PRN stands for lol
It stands for pro re nata, latin for as the situation demands. As needed.
Take PRN sparingly. I don’t know what it is but if they’re sleepers or benzos their effects can easily be compromised from using them too much.
What’s the name of your med?
Lol - i never knew that, i always thought it was Per Registered Nurse for some reason.
I used to know a lot of the abbreviations because I was a nurse aide. We had to read treatment plans. Npo is nothing per oral or nothing by mouth. Search brought up latin nii per os…
Its a good med, has opium like effects but isn’t addictive,
Okay. Thank you @aliali.
I just looked up hydroxyzine. It’s an antihistamine. I wonder if it’s just like taking a benedryl or if it’s stronger or weaker
I’m not sure. I’ll look it up and compare to two. Thanks!
I take 2, 50mg tabs, 4x day
I recommend drinking a lot of water. It dries you out.
It is basically a stronger Benadryl
Um, Friend, I take 50 at night and I slept 15.5 hours the first night and 13.5 hours the next! It’s amazing how these different meds affect us! Does it make you sleepy?