Ok, I have a dumb question. Before I ask you all, yes, I sat in with the Dr and my grandfather on doses to his pills, and the Dr stated how many in a 24 hr period of the meds. ( so i do know how many in a 24 hr period) Plus is old caretaker went over the pills with me before she left. Plus I just called his Pharmacist..
Now, specifically the pain med HYDROcodone reads:
TAKE ONE TABLET BY MOUTH EVERY 4-6 HOURS AS NEEDED FOR PAIN QTY # 60
My neighbor says I should be giving him no more then 2 pills in a 24hr period and if he takes more - that's whats causing his problems. Its my fault. That it should last him 30 days... Now the one thing I agree with her on is its a harsh medication with the side effects and can now be causing my grandfather problems that hasn't caused him problems before. Hes been on these meds for a few years with these being the best for pain relief and no harsh side effects.
He rarely..very rarely takes 3 in a day .. Any Thoughts? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!