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Q. What happens if I forget to take a dose?

In most cases, you shouldn't double the next dose of antibiotics if you've missed one. Taking a double dose of antibiotics will increase your risk of getting side effects.

Take your missed dose as soon as you remember or, if it's nearly time for your next dose, skip your missed dose altogether.

Always refer to the patient information leaflet (PIL) that comes with your antibiotics, as it provides information and advice about the specific antibiotic you're taking.

The PIL will include the manufacturer's advice about what to do if you miss a dose. Ask your pharmacist for a PIL if you haven't been given one with your medicine.