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Amoxicillin 500mg 3x a day, every 6 hours or 8 hrs? How strict?

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suzanne66 29 Aug 2010

When dosing with antibiotics "three times a day" means three times over a 24 hour period - or as close to "every 8 hours" as possible.
If you take your medicine this way your antibiotic blood levels will remain constant and you will recover from your sinusitis faster.

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daniel123 27 Jul 2012

This is what i came up with... Its every 6 hours but inverted.. So that you can take 3 per day and not 2. You be taking only 2 if you bee taking one every 8 hours... (8x3=24 wrong!!)
This is what i came up with... I chose that timing because it falls better under are waking and sleeping schedules... Here it is...

7am 1pm 7pm | 1am 7am 1pm | 7pm 1am 7am | 1pm --- > repeat pattern.

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MrSmiley 15 Jul 2013

So, I'm just wondering... 6am - 2pm - 10pm is not the correct times for every 8 hours?

Tercarro 30 Jul 2015

Oh my god in heaven please tell me you are not that stupid. You do know that there are 24 hours in a day right?? 8x3=24... Three doses every eight hours in twenty four hours. Wow man. Before you go giving people advice on when to take their medication, you should probably have at least a second grade education, which you clearly do not.

Shay1954 12 Sep 2016

I agree. My schedule is 10 - noon, 4 - - 6pm and 10 - midnight. It depends on when I wake up.

Sooz68 3 Feb 2017

I know this is an old post but this isn't rocket science, 1 every 8 hours gives you 3 every 24 hours. The strange 7am 1pm 7pm thing gives you 4 in 24 hours 24/6 = 4.

Why do people overthink these things?

daniel123 27 Jul 2012

What will help: stop all dairy products as they produce more mucus and inflamation...
Stop all junk food wich produces a state of acidosis to balance you ph..
Our ignorant healthy life style is killing us all!!!
Google:dr sebi

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Wellbee 21 Jan 2018

take 3 times a day doctors even have different opinions covering an 24 hr. day would be every 8 hr.'s = 8 - 4 - 12 ... 8 - 4 - 12 ... or some prefer 8 - 2 - 8 every 6 hr. 's leaving a gap between morning dose from 2 am to 8 am , it is hard to take a pill at 12 midnight as we often do not wake up in time so it is really up to the individual 6 or 8 hr.'s or ask your doc what they mean first .

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jayfr33zy 25 May 2018

7AM 3PM 11PM... Repeat. You could also start at any of these times. Thank me later :)

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patient2020abc 23 Dec 2019

good questions. amoxicillin was recently prescribed for "every eight hours daily" / refer to whats written on the prescription label

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Blowfish5440 12 Aug 2020

3 X a Day means first thing in the morning, Lunch, and Dinner. 4 X a day means first thing in the morning, Lunch, Dinner, and before bed. No one is expecting you to get up in the middle of the night unless specifically stated.

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