Table 2

Standard and Improved Rx Instructions

StandardImproved
Non-pill Form
Take one inhalation twice dailyTake 1 puff in the morning and
1 puff in the evening every day
Take two inhalations every 4–6 hours as neededWhen you are short of breath,
Take 2 puffs at a time.
Wait at least 4 hours.
If shortness of breath continues,
Take 2 more puffs.
Take 20 units subcutaneously once daily.Inject 20 units under your skin in the morning.
Take one teaspoonful (5 mL) three times daily.Take 5 mL in the morning,
5 mL in the evening, and
5 mL at bedtime.*
As Needed
Take 1–2 tablets every 4–6 hours as needed for pain. Do not take more than 6 pills in 24 hours.If you have pain,
Take 1 or 2 pills.
Wait at least 4 hours before taking again.
Do not take more than 6 pills in 24 hours.
Short Term
Take one tablet three times a day for 7 days.For 7 days:
Take 1 pill in the morning,
1 pill in the evening, and
1 pill at bedtime until all pills have been taken.
Escalating Dose
Take 1/2 tablet once a day for 7 days and then 1 tablet daily.For 7 days, take half a pill in the morning.
After 7 days, take 1 pill in the morning.
Tapered Dose
Take eight tablets once a day for three days,
six tablets once a day for three days,
four tablets once a day for three days,
three tablets once a day for three days,
two tablets once a day for three days, one tablet once a day for three days.
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