|Impact of Missed Dose
Mar 25, 2014
Hi. I am on a once-a-day regimen of EFV + TDF + 3TC, taken at 10PM. I have had 100% adherence until last Saturday when I missed a dose. I only found out until Sunday night.
I am recovering from strep throat (caught it from sick office mates!!), and I don't know whether this affects viral load / replication. Should I worry about the impact of this missed dose and development of drug resistance?
Sorry, but this is really distressing :( I promise to be more mindful next time. Thank you in advance for your answer.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thank you for posting,
Just remember that the goal of medication adherence is 95%. Missing one dose in a month is 1/30 doses or 97%.
Based on this there's no reason to be distressing.
Be well, BY.
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