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how many times to take antibiotic a day?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: That depends on which antibiotic you're taking. It can range from 1-4 times per day.
Answered on Nov 10, 2013

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
9/3/9 ok: Three times a day is ok as you have it. "every 8 hours" might require you to get up at night.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
About 7 hours apart: For oral antibiotics, 3 times a day usually means about 7 to 8 hours apart. An example would be 7:00am, 2:00pm, and 9:00pm.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
8, give or take: 24 divided by 3 is 8, so an interval of 8 hours is about right. However, with antibiotics, you don't have to be quite that exact, so you can be off b ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
500mg tid: You would take Metronidazole 500mg (however many tablets that is) three times a day. 24 hours in a day, which means 8 hours between pills.

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