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cm82391
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Forgot to take my meds...
      #264146 - 06/27/12 01:48 PM

I forgot to take them last night for the first time in six months...my doctors office said that I would be fine and to just take them tonight at the same time...is this right?!

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Re: Forgot to take my meds... new
      #264148 - 06/27/12 02:45 PM

Yes, they are correct you will be fine. It takes several days of repeat missed doses and continually doing it to build a resistance. Whatever meds you're on take a while to completely exit your system. If you take them once a day that means they have a half life of 24 hours. Meaning at the 24 hr mark that you have half the medication you need to be effective not zero. If the half life is 24 hrs then the entire cycle is complete in 48 hours. So even though you missed a dose you still techinically have 24 worth of meds left in you. The virus won't have enough time to reproduce to a point that it can build a resistance in that time. So again you are fine as long as you don't repeatly miss doses.

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dayleth
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Re: Forgot to take my meds... new
      #264173 - 06/28/12 02:25 PM

MY DOCTOR SAID THAT TO MISS A SINGLE DOSE WILL NOT AFFECT YOU. JUST DON`T GET USE TO IT.

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Pos_in_Thailand
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Re: Forgot to take my meds... new
      #264352 - 07/05/12 12:00 PM

I haven't missed any doses yet, but my doc had told me the same thing yours did in case I ever do. To help relieve your anxiety, there is a lot of data that suggests that this regimen is pretty forgiving if you rarely do miss a dose. That doesn't mean to go wild - always do your best to adhere strictly. One missed dose in six months is pretty good. I'm sure you will probably go years before this happens again.

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mkr
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Re: Forgot to take my meds... new
      #271050 - 03/08/13 11:18 PM

it is ok if u continue as usual but dont miss the dose hereafter

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