How to calculate your dose for a new practice or advanced practice provider article The following table lists the dosage calculations you need to know for a doctor.
How much will it cost to have a dose calculation?
1-hour dose is equal to 1.5mg of active ingredients 2-hour or more dose is 3mg of ingredients 3-hour dosage is 3.5 mg of ingredients 4-hour, more than 4mg dose is 6mg of ingredient 5-hour.
More than 6mg dose will need to be taken twice daily.
You can also ask your doctor for a “typical dose” to help determine how much you will need in order to get the same effect.
How many doses do I need?
1 hour is equal.
If you are taking less than 1 hour of active ingredient, you can ask your physician to give you a “1 hour dose.”
2 hours is equal if you are doing more than 2 hours of active product.
You also can ask a doctor to give a “2 hour dose” if you want to take more than two doses.
3 hours is a common dosage for new or higher-level providers.
4 hours is usually the dosage that a physician would prescribe to someone who is already taking the drug.
5- and 6-hour doses are usually the dose that is given to people taking other drugs to treat the disease.
What if I get a different dose?
Ask your doctor if you need a different dosage if the amount you need is different than what the dosage calculation says.
Do I need to use the same medication every day?
You do not need to take the same medications every day, but you will have to take a lower dose if the dosage calculator says you need one dose of the drug and a higher dose if it says you do not.
What happens if I have side effects?
The side effects can include: dizziness, fatigue, tiredness, confusion, nausea, vomiting, or a stomach upset.
Your doctor may recommend you do more frequent blood tests to monitor for side effects.
If side effects are severe, you may need to stop taking the medication.
What should I do if I need more than the recommended dose?
Tell your doctor.
Ask your physician if you do need a higher dosage or if your symptoms are severe.
Tell your provider if you feel that you are not getting the full effect of the medicine.
How do I know if I am taking the correct dose?
The dosage calculator can be helpful for people who do not know what to expect from a particular drug.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist to tell you exactly what is in your dose.
Ask the doctor or pharmacy to provide you with a “dose sheet” for a generic drug.
If the drug is generic, ask the pharmacist if it has a dose guide.
You may also want to check your doctor’s prescribing notes for the drug, and look up the ingredient list on the label.
You do need to follow directions.
Ask for the dosage guide or dose sheet to see if there are any instructions that you need.
What is the most important information about the dose?
Before you begin taking a medication, you should tell your doctor what to do if you have: heart problems or trouble breathing