tid pc hs

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The following was provided by ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist:

That abbreviation when “de-abbreviated” says: “Take three times a day after meals and at bedtime.” Some questions arise:

- Is it based on the assumption that the patient eats three meals a day?
- What if there are only two meals a day?
- What is the total number of doses each day? Three or four?
- How soon after meals? And why?
- How about “bid pc”?
- How about “qid pc hs”?

If the patient is hospitalized or in a good nursing facility, the above issues are either seldom found or are resolved before being scheduled. However, if the patient is at home, things are different. CLICK HERE to read more.

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