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#307528 - 10/21/09 08:58 PM A quick question for those more knowledgeable-
seeker43 Offline


Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 34
Loc: jalisco, mexico
I missed a dose of my meds by 11 hours the other day, is it a big deal? Thanks in advance, S


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#307558 - 10/22/09 12:15 AM Re: A quick question for those more knowledgeable- [Re: seeker43]
Trucker51 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/08
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Loc: Denver, CO
It depends on what your meds are, I suppose. While most doctors tell us to take our meds at the same time each day, it really doesn't matter much if we are a little late one day for almost all meds. If you are talking an anti-depressant, just try to move your dosage back toward your regular time, perhaps in a few steps so that you don't get too much.

Just my opinion,

Mark

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#307596 - 10/22/09 09:36 AM Re: A quick question for those more knowledgeable- [Re: Trucker51]
seeker43 Offline


Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 34
Loc: jalisco, mexico
They were my antivirals, Truvada and Emtriva. I just went back to my regular dose that night (13 Hours later). S


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#307597 - 10/22/09 09:38 AM Re: A quick question for those more knowledgeable- [Re: Trucker51]
seeker43 Offline


Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 34
Loc: jalisco, mexico
They were my antivirals, Truvada and Emtriva. I just went back to my regular dose that night (13 Hours later). S


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#307645 - 10/22/09 05:23 PM Re: A quick question for those more knowledgeable- [Re: seeker43]
Trucker51 Offline
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Perhaps try this link if your are worried, which includes the ability to question their staff by email:

www.mayoclinic.com

Or try this link:

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/AIDS_and_HIV/hic_HIV_AIDS.aspx

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#308339 - 10/27/09 03:16 PM Re: A quick question for those more knowledgeable- [Re: Trucker51]
duncanUK Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
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sorry for the late reply. one missed dose is safe.

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#308371 - 10/27/09 09:55 PM Re: A quick question for those more knowledgeable- [Re: duncanUK]
Davesc Offline


Registered: 09/24/08
Posts: 67
Loc: NJ
every time you miss a dose you reduce the potency of the drugs by 10 percent. What that means is the drugs can be comprimised by the HIV and they can find a way around the drug making then useless and possibly killing an entire class of drugs for you. It is imperative you do not miss a dose EVER. That may sound unrealistic, but I know some guys who are reduced to the Inject able drugs , (last resort stuff) because they did not pay attention to their meds.
Ask you Doc about Atripla. It is a cocktail drug all in one pill. You take it once a day at night before bed. It has been working for me for quite a while. The main side affect is weird dreams at night. Sometimes fun. Good luck

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#308521 - 10/29/09 11:52 AM Re: A quick question for those more knowledgeable- [Re: Davesc]
seeker43 Offline


Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 34
Loc: jalisco, mexico
Thank you both for your responses. Atripla is not available here, at least at the clinic I use. I take two pills once a day at 8:30. Unfortunately, this particular night I was tired and fell asleep before taking them. On another note, while understand that compliance is essential, I`ve been lead to understand that 98% compliance is acceptable, although not the best scenario. So who knows. I have my appointment on the 13 and will ask the docs at the clinic. Where do drug "vacations" fall into all this is you can never miss a dose purely by chance?


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#308548 - 10/29/09 06:09 PM Re: A quick question for those more knowledgeable- [Re: seeker43]
seeker43 Offline


Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 34
Loc: jalisco, mexico
Thanks DuncanUK, didn`t see your post til just now. I didn`t think it was a big deal, but the docs here in Mexico have a very different view of things than the docs in the US. IE no malpractice settlments to worry about and generally don`t make things sound as dire as US docs. Take it seriously yes, but decreasing the effectiveness by 10 percent seems a little extreme to me, sorry Davesc, especially since I didn`t go the whole 24 hours without. Thanks to all.


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#309708 - 11/08/09 04:28 PM Re: A quick question for those more knowledgeable- [Re: seeker43]
duncanUK Offline
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i dont bother taking them at all....i have given up all together. but do not be reckless like me.

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