What to do if my child misses a dose of cancer medicine (1659)

Key points below

In general, give the medicine as soon as you remember your child missed it. Never double up on a medicine. If it is more than two hours after the medicine is due then you should follow these recommendations:

Medicine given Once a day 

Medicine given Twice Daily 

Medicine given Three Times a day 

Medicine given Four times a day 

Medicine given every 2, 3, or 4 hours  

If it has been more than 2 hours since the time it normally should be given, SKIP DOSE that was missed and return to the normal medication schedule. Do not double up on doses. 


Do not delay calling your provider or a pharmacist if you have questions regarding how to take your medicine.