Interval In Taking Amoxicillin?
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Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. Drugs do indeed have a variety of ways to use them. Some are used only when necessary, some must be spent, and some are used in the long run because the disease is a chronic disease that is difficult to cure,
Regarding amoxicillin, this drug is an antibiotic which in its use, will be much better if the levels are kept stable in the blood. To remain stable, the intervals between drug consumption must be the same, that is every 6 hours, every 8 hours, or every 12 hours, depending on how many times you are asked to consume them in one day. If it's 4x, that means 24 hours a day divided by 4, which is every 6 hours. If 3 times a day, it means every 8 hours, and so on.
Because if consumption is not regular, for example today is forgotten and taken very late at 12 o'clock at night, then the next morning so as not to forget, at 6 am already consumed, it means there are high enough levels at 6 am because there are still residual effects from earlier at night. Then if it is consumed at 6 am, then forgotten again and only taken at 5 pm, the effect of the drug which is only 8 hours from 6 am so it has been down since 2 pm, and from 2 pm to 5 pm, the level of the drug in the body is very low.
In essence, for the use of antibiotics it would be far better if you could apply the gap between taking drugs uniformly. Even if you can't do exactly 8 hours, for example sometimes the delay is 6 hours, or even 9 hours, at least try to minimize this and don't make it a habit. In your mindset, you have to target that you consume it every 8 hours, for example, at 6am, 2pm and 10pm. If you are still having trouble, then it's okay to take 3 times a day with a distance that does not have to be exactly the same 8 hours, although in terms of effectiveness the drug will decrease. So, hopefully answering your question.