What to do if you miss a pill

If you miss one, or even two pills occasionally, this will be fine on a daily regimen.

Don’t stop PrEP, just carry on once you remember.

Drug levels will still be high enough to protect against HIV.  If you are missing several doses each week, please talk to the clinic about support.

If you use daily dosing and miss more than a week of pills, then restart with a double dose (two pills) and then continue with one pill a day.

Never take more than one double dose when you start PrEP. You only need one double dose at the start.

Do not take more than a total of seven pills in one week, unless you started with a double dose.

Last updated: 1 November 2019.