What meds are out there?
Types of Drug Treatments
I'm young - why should I take meds?
If I eat lots of fruits and veggies can I stay healthy without meds?
Are there side effects to the meds?
If the side effects get too much to handle - can I stop taking my meds?
I don't have enough to buy my meds!
How do I remember to take my meds?
What's the big deal about stopping and starting my meds when I want?
I heard I can die if I mix recreational drugs and my medication - is that true?
I heard there is a drug you can take to get rid of HIV, is this true?
 

If the side effects get too much to handle - can I stop taking my meds?

If you are having bad side effects, it is important that you talk to your doctor. The good news is that there are things that can help deal with side effects:

  • Ask your doctor about treatments to help lessen the side effects.
  • Ask your doctor about changing your meds.
  • Do other things so the drug side effects don't feel so bad.

 
 
 
 
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