Does it mean take 1 in the morning and 1 at night? or 2 tablets 2 different times of day? Do you take 2 or 4? What do you think? Flip a coin? Well, according to a recent study about half of the people who were asked what this meant didn’t understand that it means to take 2 in at one time of day and then wait and take 2 at another time of day. Come to think of it, I don’t know what it means either.
Is it as soon as you wake up and right before bed? Well, not to obsess about this, but this is one of the big problems with medication labeling. It’s not CLEAR. I also think that the labels need to be a lot bigger, with a larger font that’s easier to read, in addition to instructions for how many tablets and what time(s) of day. What would you like to see? How would it better for you?
In the short-term, grab a pair of magnifying glasses and call your local pharmacist if you have any questions.