When should I take antibiotics three times a day?
Try to space the doses evenly throughout the day. If you take it 3 times a day, this could be first thing in the morning, mid-afternoon and at bedtime. You can take amoxicillin before or after food.
Is it OK to take antibiotics 4 hours late?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s almost time for your next dose, plan to skip the missed dose and take your next dose as scheduled. Never double up on a dose. If you’d like more information about an antibiotic you’ve been prescribed, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
What is the proper way to take antibiotics?
Take antibiotics exactly as prescribed if you need them.
- Take them exactly as your doctor tells you.
- Do not share your antibiotics with others.
- Do not save them for later. Talk to your pharmacist about safely discarding leftover medicines.
- Do not take antibiotics prescribed for someone else.
Why should you not drink milk with antibiotics?
The classic family of antibiotics that cannot be taken with milk are the tetracyclines, because the calcium in the milk binds the antibiotic and prevents gut absorption. For most antibiotics, food results in either a decrease in absorption or has no effect.
Can I drink tea while on antibiotics?
In almost every case and for all types of antibiotics they tested, the researchers found that drinking green tea at the same time as taking the antibiotics appeared to increase the action of the antibiotics and reduce drug resistance in bacteria. In certain cases, even low concentrations of green tea were effective.
Can you take antibiotics and drink coffee?
Some antibiotics might decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking these antibiotics along with coffee can increase the risk of side effects including jitteriness, headache, increased heart rate, and other side effects.