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accidently took two doses of viread ,epivir, viramune
Apr 12, 2014

I accidently took two doses within two hours. had numbness, slight fever, tingling all over. Have I poisoned myself against these drugs. When should I start the regimen again ? Thank You

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thank you for posting.

While you clearly have taken more than the usual dose of your medications this usually does not result in a serious toxicity or overdose.

Generally speaking I would simply resumed treatment at your usual dose and usual time the next day. Also, consider using this episode is opportunity to examine whether there might be strategies to decrease problems with your dosing adherence in the future. For many people using a pillbox helps avoid either missed doses or overdoses.

If your symptoms worsen I would suggest contacting your healthcare provider or urgent care clinic.

I hope that helps, BY

Atripla with doxycycline, tetracycline, rifampin or streptomycine.
3TC/AZT to 3TC/TDF to 3TC/AZT again

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