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    I went to the dentist today, and they told me I needed a root canal treatment, but before she could do this she'd need to prescribe me some amoxicillin which she did on the script it said '5TD x 5' which I think means that you should take 5 daily for 5 days, but the pharmacist gave me just 15 pills?

    So what does 5TD x 5 actually mean?
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    The pharmacist should have explained it to you really, but the normal dose for amoxicillin, if they're 500mg tablets, would be one tablet 3 times a day. Are you sure it didn't say "TDS" (which is medical shorthand for three times a day) rather than "5TD?"
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