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What should someone do if the side effects of their drugs become bothersome?

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If a drug causes side effects that bother you, don't stop taking it. Talk to your doctor first. You might need to take a lower dose, switch to another drug, or get treated for the side effects.

SOURCES:

Cosnes, J. November 1999. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics,

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease."

Bolge, S. , February 2010. Clinical Therapeutics

Korzenik, J. , October 2008. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Mittermaier, C. , January-February 2004. Psychosomatic Medicine

Raymond Cross, MD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Cosnes, J. November 1999. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics,

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease."

Bolge, S. , February 2010. Clinical Therapeutics

Korzenik, J. , October 2008. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Mittermaier, C. , January-February 2004. Psychosomatic Medicine

Raymond Cross, MD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 10, 2018

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