Answers to Common Health Literacy Questions

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about health literacy.

What are the most common side effects of taking prescription medications?

The most common side effects of taking prescription medications are gastrointestinal issues, according to Premier HealthNet (PHN) physicians.

Frequently, those issues can include constipation, diarrhea, and nausea, according to PHN physicians.

These symptoms usually go away between days and a couple weeks after you’re done taking the prescription, according to PHN physicians.

For more information about side effects of prescription medications, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Michael Dulan, MD, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Josh Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Nestor, MD, Trenton Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Jennifer Romaker, NP-C, Fairfield Road Physician Offices