Medication Quantity in Each Prescription and Frequency of Medication Refills
For most patients, you will be able to determine a stabilization dose by day 2 or 3 during induction. However, prescription refills should still be given in small amounts (one week at a time) during the induction process and first few weeks of treatment so the patient can be closely monitored.
Increasing the amount of refills
As a patient is successfully maintained over a period of months with negative urine samples, you can write a prescription in a larger amount (several weeks to a month at a time) for patients who are stable and compliant with follow-up visits. Patients in rural areas or who can not easily get to a pharmacy will appreciate this option as well.