Pre-2010 Medicare.gov - Tutorial - Review Yor Drug Dosages and Quantities
***Archive: Below is the Pre-2010 Medicare.gov Tutorial***
We see our two selected medications and Medicare has already assigned them with the most common dosages — for instance Litpitor is given a default or common value of 10mg tablet taken once a day (30 per month), all year.
If you use this medication more than once a day, then increase the Quantity. If you take the same medication in different strengths choose the "Add Doses" and you will have the same drug added to your "My Drug List" a second time.
Try to choose the dosages that best describe your actual life. If you purchase 500mg pills and cut them in half because your prescription actually calls for 250mg two times a day, then choose 500mg tablets with a quantity of 30 per month — instead of 250mg tablets at 60 per month. Remember, you are trying to reflect your purchases of the medications, not your actual taking of the medications. So there is no way to enter "taken as needed" instead as yourself how often you purchase this medication. "Take as needed" could mean 3 times per day or it could also mean once every other month. Your purchase pattern leads to a much more accurate comparison.