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Question: Mistaken antibiotic dose
|deintinis - Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:25 am|
I was prescribed cephalexin and the dose was to take two tablets twice daily for five days. I mistakenly only took one tablet twice daily for the first three days until I realized that I should have been taking two tablets. I am on my fourth day and just took two tablets this morning. Should I continue taking the regular dose until it is all finished?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:20 am|
Yes, I would suggest continuing at the prescribed dose and finish the prescription completely, even if you feel well.
|aidan - Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:37 am|
Similarly I was prescribed 'Amoxycillin & Potassium Clavulanate Tablets' (Curam 875/125) for a chest infection.
I was supposed to take 1 tablet twice daily, but mistakenly took 1 tablet 3 times daily for the first 2 day until I realized my mistake and began taking the correct daily dose. I completed the course tonight. Should I try to get a doctor's appt tomorrow for a repeat, or will the course still be effective?
I still have occasional greenish phlegm, but have noticed improvement. I am also now taking echinacia and olive leaf extract from the chemist.
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