Does every 12 hours mean twice a day? q12H means every 12 hours. This is not the same as twice-daily (bid or BD). q24H means every 24 hours.
Can I take antibiotics 10 hours apart?
The general rule is if you are more than 50% of the way toward your next dose, you should skip. So for example, if you are supposed to take your antibiotic every 12 hours, you could take it if its less than six hours away from your next scheduled dose.
How many hours apart should you take antibiotics 3 times a day?
Amoxicillin is usually given three times a day. This should be first thing in the morning, early afternoon and at bedtime. Ideally, these times should be at least 4 hours apart.
How often is twice weekly?
every two weeks Look up the adjective biweekly in this dictionary and you will see it defined as occurring every two weeks AND as occurring twice a week. Similarly, the adjective bimonthly is defined as occurring every two months AND as occurring twice a month.
Is bid every 12 hours?
A lot of these terms deal with the frequency of taking medications. Now lets analyze some common pairs: BID (twice a day) vs q12h (every 12 hours); TID (thrice a day) vs q8h (every 8 hours).