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Supposed to take antibiotics 3 times per day... Every ? Hours is that?

Supposed to take antibiotics 3 times per day... Every ? Hours is that?

8 hours?: Generally most antibiotics are taken one hour before food or two hours after food; some are taken with food. You do not need to get up in the middle of the night to take the antibiotic; morning , afternoon and before bed is fine. Please check with your md to be sure which foods to avoid or if yours should be taken with food. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Supposed to take antibiotics 3 times per day. How many hours do I wait in between?

Supposed to take antibiotics 3 times per day. How many hours do I wait in between?

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 by a couple hours. ...Read more

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I have fever so the doctor gave me antibiotics and I am supposed to eat them 1 per day I didnt notic3 and I ate them 3 times per day is that okay?

I have fever so the doctor gave me antibiotics and I am supposed to eat them 1 per day I didnt notic3 and I ate them 3 times per day is that okay?

Take 1 per day: Take 1 tablet per day from now on. It is important to take it the way your doctor directed. Take your antibiotic at the same time every day to maintain a constant level of the medication in your body. The bad thing about taking your antibiotic 3 times per day is an increase in side effects and now your antibiotics will not last as many days as your doctor wanted it to. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Does three times a day antibiotics mean after 6 hrs?

8 hours: 24 divided by 3 is 8. But if it says three times a day, the timing doesn't usually have to be exact. ...Read more

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When a prescription says take two/three/four times a day does that mean between morning and evening or over a 24 hour period? Like for an antibiotic.

Dosing per day: Well in a perfect world we could take the medication on an exact basis -for example 3 times a day would be every 8 hrs in a 24 hr period. This is because medications have a "half-life" in the body which means over time the body will get rid of it, so u have to take it again. Problem is, the daily routine can get in the way-- consider sleeping for example and how much time that eats up. Try ur best ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic clindamycin cause middle stomach pain im on 300mg three times a day with Moderate stomach pain?

Can the antibiotic clindamycin cause middle stomach pain im on 300mg three times a day with Moderate stomach pain?

Abdominal pain : Most antibiotics cause some gastrointestinal symptoms. Nausea and abdominal pain are not rare. See if you can complete the antibiotic course otherwise ask your doctor if other antibiotics can be substituted. You didn't mention why you are on clindamycin? ...Read more

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Taking 200mg metronidazole antibiotic, three times a day. As a hypochondriac i'm worried about neurological damage. How common is it?

Rare: But hard to say how rare it is. Nobody really knows. The kind of study that will provide a numerical estimate of risk has not been done yet. A reference for you in case you want to read more, in particular, read page 77 for a summary of what is known: http://www.Ant-tnsjournal.Com/mag_files/21-2/005.Pdf. ...Read more

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Why do doctors prescribe antibiotics twice or three times a day ? Does it mean i got a serious case of strep throat if i'm prescribed 3 times a day

Why do doctors prescribe antibiotics twice or three times a day ? Does it mean i got a serious case of strep throat if i'm prescribed 3 times a day

Dosing: Medicines are dosed as to their pharmacokinetics, i.e. How they work to kill organisms. There are those that need only one peak effect and repeatedly. There are those that need constant presence and are dosed more each day especially if the medicine does not hang around long enough. There are once a day meds and there are 4 times a day meds. ...Read more