Morning and night time medications, how far apart should i take them?

By dagger1234 Latest Reply 2013-12-13 20:04:57 -0600
Started 2013-12-12 18:04:17 -0600

i usually take morning meds at like 9,10,11.. (im also taking chantix, and it requires i take em morning and one in the afternoon), and then i gotta take metformin and glipizide at night time but i dont really have a specific night time i eat at, or take my pills, its just whenever i remember because i dont eat at a regular time so i dont know. but i noticed ive been taking my night time meds around 6 or so which is now in my time zone, but my bf told me i should take em before i go to bed? or is this just based on peoples preferences?

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dagger1234 2013-12-13 20:04:57 -0600 Report

Meh! My times are when I eat whenever I feel like eating when I get up and dinner time at 6,7,8. I think that is a long enough stretch.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-13 19:51:57 -0600 Report

When I was taking medication three times a day, I took my morning meds before 10am, afternoon between 1+2 pm and evening after six depending on the time I had dinner. By 11pm I had taken all of my meds for the day. I take my metformin around 8 pm.

Think about how they give meds in a hosptial. I got mine either before or immediately after breakfast, immediately after lunch or after dinner.

Glucerna 2013-12-12 18:45:59 -0600 Report

This is a discussion to have with your doctor, since the time that you take medications, and which ones you take at the same time, can be really important. Make sure you talk with your doctor about your lack of a schedule, and she/he can help you figure out the best timing for all of your medications. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-13 19:59:42 -0600 Report

I don't depend on my doctor to give me a time schedule because I am to busy to follow it. I use good old fashioned common sense. The best thing to do is read the label on your prescription. If it says three times a day with food you would take it with breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you miss breakfast you missed a dose so you take the next two and start again the next morning. For instance I take my met around 8 pm. On Wednesday night I took it at 9:30 because I ate dinner at 5:30 and went to a meeting that I knew was going to go long and I knew it would require walking around a very large school. Had I taken my met at 5:30, with all of the walking I knew I was going to do, it would have dropped my blood sugar too low. Taking it when I got home and eating a piece of chicken was fine for me. I didn't wake up with a low.