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What if I miss a dose of medicine?

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What if I miss a dose of medicine?
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Missing a dose can cause the concentration of the medicine in your body to drop and the effect of the medicine on your body may be less. It might cause a return of your symptoms or change how your medicine works. It's therefore important that you know what to do if you miss a dose. It's especially important not to miss doses of some medication such as:

  • contraceptive pills,
  • insulin and other medicines for people with diabetic,
  • medicines for people with epilepsy, and
  • blood thinning and blood pressure medication.

If you miss a dose you should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist. If you often forget to take your medicines, you can ask you doctor or pharmacist to help. Your doctor may be able to make your medicine taking easier by changing some of the medicines to sustained release medicines that you only have to take once each day. You may also benefit from calendar pill boxes which will help you remember to take your medicines.

NOTICE: The information provided on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on Wellsphere. If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
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