How Many Hours Apart Is 5 Times A Day?

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Roni G Says:

My mom was given Acyclovir 800 mg to take 5 times a day. What does that mean???

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Roro Says:

24/5=4.8 hours or 288 minutes or 4 hours & 48 minutes

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Roy Says:

Re: Roro (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

Your math is right, but should we take the number of waking hours and divide by 5 rather than the entire 24 hour period? So accounting for sleep, 16 hours awake / 5 times = 3.2, so about every 3.5 hours?

Update - I looked up the Acyclovir dosage guidelines on DailyMed, and it states "800 mg every 4 hours orally, 5 times daily for 7 to 10 days." ... So it seems like somewhere in the middle of both of our answers lol

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