Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Side Effect Drug Home Care

Home care for a drug side effect includes:

  • Nonprescription medications:
    • Reduce the dose.
    • Stop the medication.
    • Take the medication with food.
    • Take the medication with plenty of water.
  • Prescription medications:
    • Call your doctor before reducing the dose or stopping the medication.

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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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