Be Aware of the Side Effects of Medications

medsWhen we take medication it’s because something in our body is ailing us, but medications can bring on an additional set of ailments known as side effects. From nausea to vomiting, fatigue to dizziness, unwanted side effects are the biggest reason why people stop taking their medication against doctor’s orders. Luckily, by making an effort to understand what to expect, you can navigate (and perhaps avoid) certain unwanted side effects.*

Make an effort to understand the details of your medication and the ideal circumstances under which it should be taken (for example, with food or at bedtime.) By communicating with your physician, he or she may be able to suggest certain lifestyle and dietary alterations that can make unavoidable side effects much more manageable.

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