double dose of medications By: Anonymous

I forgot to take my medications with me when I went on vacation for couple of days. Can I double up the doses of my medications?

Samuel Grossman, BS Pharm, Pharm.D, CDE Answered 7/23/2015

Doubling the dose of medications is not advisable, even though you forgot to take your medications for couple of days. The usual recommendation, is to take your medications as prescribed and continue to do fingersticks as recommended. Consult with your provider. Based on your fingersticks, your medication doses may have to be changed to improve blood glucose levels.