The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Living With HIV: Watch Aaron's Story
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Late on PEP
Jun 2, 2013

Hello, I've got 8 days left on my course of PEP. Throughout I've been quite consistent with taking it (always between 9:45 and 10). I've just missed one now by 1 hour 45, taking it at 11:45. When should I take the next dose? Should I wait 12 hours and take it at 11:45, or can I return to my original time frame of 10?

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for posting.

You're over thinking the dosing. A single late dose won't cause any issues. Just continue taking your future doses as you would have (ie., between 9:45 and 10). Indeed, as long as you're within a 3-4 hour window of your target dose, there's no need to worry at all.



  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint