|Missing A.M. Rebetrol - pills
Mar 7, 2002
My husband had a meeting out of town today and forgot to take his morning Rebetrol pills. I was told he should not double up.
Can anything happen because he missed his dose?
He is currently taking PEG-INTRON shots once a week on Thursday and takes 3 pills in the A.M. and 3 pills in the P.M.
Would like your opinion please.
Response from Dr. Fried
Ribavirin (Rebetol) has a very long half-life, it stays around a long-time in the body. He should NOT "double-up" on the next dose. Nothing will happen if he misses one morning dose, although he should not make a habit of missing doses regularly.
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