My doctor prescribed 3 500 mg amoxicillin for 10 days in case I had strep. My boyfriend had it and I had all the symptoms so I went ahead and filled it and started taking it. My throat culture just came back Normal with no bacteria so I know I don't need to take the antibiotics. I've been taking the 1500 mg a day for four full days and know that if you stop antibiotics its the worst thing for a bacterial infection... But if I don't have one... I'm guessing I just had a virus... Is it okay to go ahead and stop taking them? Or since I started a ten day course should I finish the ten days?
Marj; If I were you I would call the doctor and ask first, Because when you are around someone that has strep they have to be on their medications for I think it is 3 days before you don't have to worry about getting it. Best to check with your doctor.But you are right if you don't have it there is no reason to have to take it but I am worried if you do get it if the antibiotics well still work for you call your doctor tomorrow. Chuck1957
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