Amoxicillin 500mg 3x a day, every 6 hours or 8 hrs? How strict?
Question posted by Toni1119 on 26 Aug 2010
Last updated on 11 August 2020 by Blowfish5440
This question has also been asked and answered here: How do you take a prescription 3x or 4x a day?
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.
good questions. amoxicillin was recently prescribed for "every eight hours daily" / refer to whats written on the prescription label
7AM 3PM 11PM... Repeat. You could also start at any of these times. Thank me later :)
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 .
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!!!
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.
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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