... first time ever taking this medication. It says take it 3 times daily, but it doesn't say how far apart.
What happens if I just took cephalexin 500 mg. again after the first one 4 hours ago. This is my?
Question posted by annjannette on 6 April 2012
Last updated on 7 April 2012 by phillippa
three times a day usually means 06h00, 12h00, 18h00 that is 6 hours apart. taking one dose early should be ok but dont do it again and if you feel anything unusual go to a doc or pharmacist. good luck
Ideally you would want to take them every 8 hours. For three times a day, you are dividing the 24 hours in a day by 3 and that comes out to every 8 hours. For some people this is not feasable or they dont choose to get up in the night. In that case, you want to space doses at least 4 hours apart. For best results, every 8 hours is best though. This keeps the blood drug levels at a more continuous level.
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