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I am worried about the side effects of the medication – what should I do?

Side effects are a serious concern for some people, and they often make you unsure if you wish to keep taking the medication. Here are a few tips to help you cope:

  • Find out more about your medication’s side effectsby talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you think you are experiencing side effects, always let your doctor or pharmacist know! Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the side effects that you are concerned about. They may be able to suggest ways of avoiding or coping with these side effects.
  • Some side effects only occur when you start taking a medication or when a dose is increased, but then go away after you have taken the medication for a while. Other side effects can be a sign of a serious reaction to the medication, that’s why you need to talk to a health care professional.
  • If side effects are too much of a problem, your doctor may prescribe a different medication to treat your condition.

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