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can you please help, i Have taken 2 Eviplera tablets tonight,

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can you please help, i Have taken 2 Eviplera tablets tonight, i usually only
take one, but i mistook the other one for an anitbiotic.
Will i be ok.. what do i need to do...
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

Eviplera is an HIV medication, also called Complera

Dr. David :

it contains 4 HIV medications: emtricitabine, rilpivirine, tineofovir and disoproxil.

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

yes i know, ive been taking it for 2 years.. now but tonight i have taken two instead of the one i normally take

Dr. David :

each film-coated tablet contains 200 mg of emtricitabine, 25 mg of rilpivirine (as hydrochloride) and 245 mg of tenofovir disoproxil (as fumarate).

Dr. David :

it is ok that you took two.

Dr. David :

taking two one time is not dangerous.

Dr. David :

you can let your doctor know the next time you see him.

Dr. David :

just make sure you take one tomorrow.

Dr. David :

and you should buy a pill box so you count out your medication for the week to decrease chances of taking two again.

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

i am worried as i have taken two will it harm me

Dr. David :

you don't have to be worried.

Dr. David :

if you are worried, you can go to the hospital or emergency room

Dr. David :

but they will tell you that you are fine.

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

my partner takes them too and i took his by mistake as he got them out.. we are in spain at the monent

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

and is not that easy to get help... so you think i am ok.. and it wont harm me i have read where it says

Dr. David :

it will not harm you.

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

never take 2 tablets

Dr. David :

you will be fine.

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

ok, so i will be ok, ive never done it before.. i was just worried, and scared

Dr. David :

yes, I know you are scared.

Dr. David :

you will be fine.

Dr. David :

just make sure you take only one tomorrow from here on out.

Dr. David :

and see your doctor once you get back to your doctor?

Dr. David :

are you seeing doctors in the US or UK?

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

thank you i tried too call the dr here in spain and they didnt understand

Dr. David :

you are welcome

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

im seeing the dr in the uk

Dr. David :

yes, once after holiday, you can go back to follow up with them.

Dr. David :

you will be fine.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

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JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

thankyou i was so worried.. was a stupi mistake.. thought it might be dangerous

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thanks for using JustAnswer.com

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

will it make me ill

Dr. David :

it shouldn't make you ill.

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

thankyou, now i can go to sleep not worrying

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

yes i can see it,

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

i read so many things saying never take a double dose, but nothing to say what you should do if you do take a double dose

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

just pankied

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

thankyou

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

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JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

sorry

JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

im back

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JACUSTOMER-1obpduly- :

not as long as you say im going to be ok

Dr. David :

thanks.

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