"Take two tablets twice daily"

What does that mean to you? More patients than you think are confused by drug labels:

Did that mean a total of two, or a total of four? A third of patients who were deemed literate got confused. A more clear instruction would be: “Take two tablets in the morning and two tablets at night.”

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  • Nurse K

    Sometimes, when I first started nursing, even I was illiterate. “Take 150 mg 2 tabs twice daily” would be the order. Okay, is that 2 of the 150 mg tabs or two of the 75 mg tabs to total 150 mg?

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