I Occasionally Miss Taking A Pill. Should I Double The Next Dose?

Question: I occasionally miss taking a pill. Should I double the next dose?

Answer: If one occasionally -- and the meaning of 'occasionally' means occasionally -- if one misses a pill, it doesn't make sense to double it up, because a large number of pills that are prescribed these days to patients are long-acting, and the blood level is still persistent enough.

So, if you're missing a pill occasionally, you don't need to double it, but you do need to remember that you don't miss it on the next occasion.

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