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Is my dizziness from missed Viread dose?
Jan 3, 2014

Just diagnosed with chronic HBV. Have taken Viread for last 15 days. 300mg. Initially no adverse effects. Taking same time each day. But 3 days ago forgot to take & remembered ~7 hours later. Before taking late dose I was very dizzy. Dizziness continued for next 2 days gradually receding. Do I need to worry? Also what is "too long" of a time for missing a dose? I am not HIV infected. Hoping answer for HBV only is possible since site is HIV focused. Thank you in advance.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

Missing a dose of medications should not cause side effects. In any event, a single dose 7 hours later than usual wouldn't even be considered a missed dose.

I'd suspect that your symptoms are more likely due to a mild inner ear infection or cold virus.

If your symptoms don't resolve in a few days, you should definitely contact your care provider.


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