What Does Every 12 Hours Mean?

Sha Says:

I have to take my meds every 12 hours. I took my first dose at 3pm. When do I take the next?

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Verwon Says:

The next dose should be taken at 3am, according to FDA guidelines. Thus, if you don't wish to be up at 3am, you may want to change your dosing schedule.

What medication are you taking? Knowing this would enable me to provider with more precise information.

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Flying potatoes Says:

3 am and then the next day at 3 pm and so on.

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Dian Says:

I'm taking a antibiotic for my sinus infection. It says to take it every 12 hours by mouth. So what does that mean?

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Roy Says:

Re: Dian (# 3) Expand Referenced Message

It means that you should take the recommended dose once every 12 hours. So if you took one dose at 9 am, you should take the next dose at 9 pm. Does that make sense?

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JustFacs63 Says:

Re: Dian (# 3) Expand Referenced Message

It depends on the drug. Is it time critical such as a diabetic med or an antibiotic. Diabetic med dosing is for the most part time critical. Take or dose at the prescribed interval. An antibiotic not so much. You will not die if an absolute dosing regiment is not adhered to for an antibiotic.

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mel Says:

Re: Verwon (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

I'm taking molnupiravir

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