What If I Miss A Dose Of My Medication For Bipolar Disorder?

Dr. Calabrese answers the question: 'What If I Miss A Dose Of Bipolar Meds?'

ByJoseph Calabrese, M.d., Director, Mood Disorders Program, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
February 28, 2008, 11:43 AM

— -- Question: What if I miss a dose of my medication for bipolar disorder?

Answer: So a frequently asked question is, what happens if I accidentally skip a dose? And more often than not, nothing is going to happen. On the other hand if you skip a couple doses, or couple of days, you can start to have a relapse. But don't worry too much if you accidentally forget to take a dose of medicine at night or at bedtime or whenever.

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