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My OBGYN prescribed Metronidazole (500 mg) tablets for a bacterial infection. I was supposed to take them twice a day for 7 days. I took 2 the first day (sunday 1/12) and then only took 1 a day through today when I realized I was supposed to be taking two a day the whole time. What should I do? Should I start taking the correct dosage now until I finish the prescription? Thanks!

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Hello
Thanks for writing to DoctorSpring.com with your health concern.

You have taken the pills quite incorrectly.
You had to take them twice a day for 7 days, there should be totally 14 tablets consumed.
You took two the first day and then only one, once a day.
So, 2 on the 12th of January, and then one daily till today.
So you should be having around 5 - 6 tablets left, am I correct ?

Please take them twice a day till you have finished all the tablets.

Then the course can be considered as completed.

All the best and take care.
Please feel free to discuss further.


Dr. Aarti Vazirani
Category: Infertility Specialist
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Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecolog, BJMC,Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, 2008
Post Graduate: MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2008
Medical School: MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2004
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