how to take 3 times a wk meds

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I am starting 3 antibiotics longterm for multiple lung cond. can't figure out how to handle equally spaced doses! 3times a week, says be careful to take at same time etc. ok, 7 days in a week... even my algebra doesn't help😕. Help?

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    Which antibi?

    Azithromycin's popular prophylactic dose is 3 x 250mg a week taken day 1, day 3 and day 5 then day 1 again etc. I.e. leaving a gap of 2 days rather than one after the third dose. Seems to work well for those of us who take it and I suggest that other antibis migh be OK on that route (in preference at taking it in a complicated confusing manner of three different times of the day)

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    I take them on Monday, Wednesday & Friday, first thing in the morning!

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    Hi JP

    I am on Azithromycin 3 timesĀ  a week, which i have been taking for past12 months I take Monday Wednesday and Friday 7am same time on these days

    i am also on twice a day Tobromycin by inhaiation 9am and 9pm daily

    this works very well for me hope this info helps a bit.

    yvo

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      Absolutely does help. They could have been a little more clear when giving this to us.. or, to me! So thankful for your feedback.
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    I take azithromycin and the directions are every other day.

    Didn't know to take it at the same time each time, but I do take it in the evening, so I'll make sure it's at the same time.

    The things that you can learn on this website, this is great.

    Beth

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    Hiya,

    When I first started AZ it was 250ml every day for 30 days but the right dose is Mon / Wed / Fri every week,skip Sat / Sun. and for me it's the monings,is working well

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      Everyone has been so helpful! I was fretting over the instructions to take evenly spaced, same time of day. I am on 3 antibiotics now and all are 3 times a wk. i appreciate all the helpful clarifications from those of you who have been on meds for a while... thank you thank you!
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    hi i take mine on monday wednesday friday at 7am an hour before food
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      Thank you! That seems to be general consensus, and I appreciate your confirming. Take care.
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    I was prescribed to take the same antibiotic Mon, Wed and Fri. When I did take it, it made my Ulcerative Colitis flare up. So my family doctor suggested only taking it when I get a lung infection? Anyone else have his issue?

    Secondly I feel awful with flu like symptoms. Tired, cold, . But no couching or phlegm. I always feel very poor in general which is frustrating but they have tested everything and keep saying it is just the bronnchectisos. This seems to get worse at times and is very frustrating.

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