What should I tell my doctor if I begin to have side effects?

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PreparedPatient (Organization (Verified) ) - 06 / 13 / 2011

Share any effects of a treatment in the same way that you might describe symptoms. Give your health care team a basic description of the side effect. Tell them when and how often it happens. Let them know if anything makes you better or worse. Share whether the side effect has changed over time. If possible, make a note of the side effects as you experience them, so that you will have a written record to jog your memory and share with your doctor during your next visit.
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