What should someone do when they think they are experiencing a prescription medication side effect?

If you think you are experiencing a side effect to a medication your doctor prescribed, talk with your doctor right away, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

Unless you have a severe allergic reaction to the medication, continue taking it until you call your doctor’s office for advice on next steps, according to the NIH.

Some side effects are minor and go away on their own, while others can be dangerous if not take care of, according to Premier HealthNet (PHN) physicians.

Your doctor will be able to help you weigh the risks and benefits of each medication you take to decide on a case-by-case basis the best choice for your health, according to PHN physicians.

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