I was told by my doctor that I to take cephalexin 500mg 4 times a day but she said I could take two at once and only have to take it twice a day is this ok????


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Danae Hitch answered

As always, you should direct any questions to your doctor or pharmacist. If you questioned the dosage, i.e., were given different instructions from your doctor, that would have been the ideal time to bring it to their attention. You can also call the pharmacy that filled the script and ask the pharmacist about it.

CEPHALEXIN is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Don't rely on strangers on the Internet to give you sound, medical advice - we don't know your medical history.

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Tom Jackson answered

Take cephalexin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. ... For most infections, 250 mg of cephalexin will be taken 4 times a day. For more severe infections, 500 mg of cephalexin will be taken twice a day. The usual dosage range of cephalexin is 1 to 4 grams a day, with a maximum dosage of 4 grams a day.

Z Packs can also be given in varying dosages depending on the nature of the infection.

If the doctor gave you an option, then either dosage will be effective.

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