... first time ever taking this medication. It says take it 3 times daily, but it doesn't say how far apart.
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.
- Cephalexin Information for Consumers
- Cephalexin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cephalexin (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 15 Jun 2013 • 1 answer
I am taking one cephalexin 500 mg cap every 8 hrs for diverticulosis attack. How long can I take it?
Posted 18 Jul 2014 • 1 answer
Posted 1 May 2016 • 0 answers
Posted 2 Feb 2017 • 2 answers
Posted 2 hours 51 minutes ago • 0 answers