FACT: Doubling Up on the Dose can Lead to Serious and Harmful Side Effects

Many people miss one or more doses of their medication and think that doubling up on the dose is OK to make up for it. However, doubling up on the dose can lead to serious and harmful side effects.


If you missed your regular dose of medicine, here's what to do:

  • Do not just double up on your medicine.
  • Read the drug information that was given to you when you got your medicine; some medicines come with directions on what to do if you miss your regular dose.
  • If you are still not sure, call your pharmacist or doctor for advice.
  • Work out a plan for your next dose with your pharmacist or doctor.