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I missed a dose for 15 minutes.
Jul 4, 2011

It's my first week after I started my medications, I'm taking Lamivudine/Zidovudine and Efivarenz, I suppose to take my Lamivudine/Zidovudine at 7pm in the evening but I missed it in 15 minutes. What should I do?

Thank you.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your post.

No worries. You can safely take your medications with a much larger window of time- maybe as far a 2-4 hours without any significant compromise of effectiveness.

Be well, BY

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