Wednesday, June 3, 2015
I Screwed Up!
On the evening of May 19th, I took my first dose of 875 mg/125 mg of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium Tablets, USP ...for a most wicked sore throat. Somewhere in the midst of taking this I missed taking 2 doses, meaning I only took one a day - twice. And then I finished them.
Or so I thought.
Tonight, while rummaging through my top drawer in my vanity near my bed ...I discovered the antibiotic bottle had fallen in there. Oh no! I still have THREE left! So of the 20 prescribed, I didn't take the last THREE!!!
I have never done this with antibiotics in my life. Missed a dose here and there? Sure. But then I continue on.
However, I always FINISH the prescription!
And now I didn't!
So what does this mean?
God forbid, but will this set me up to be resistant to this med? All antibiotics?
I feel fine now.
I feel so stupid ...and irresponsible! But I have been really busy and apparently with me ...out of site IS out of mind.
Do I take the three?
Or would that be worse?
It would be worse.
I really am detail oriented and careful with these things.
I was resistant to urology antibiotics once. Nothing was working ...but that was years ago and I didn't skip anything and they have worked on me since then.
BTW, what is Clavulanate Potassium?
Anyway ...I vented and am believing for the best.