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If I don't like my dystonia medication, is it okay to quit cold turkey?

It is very important to take your dystonia medication as instructed by your doctor. Many medications used to treat dystonia can cause serious side effects if stopped abruptly. If you do not understand the prescription directions or are unsure of the dosing, contact your doctor’s office immediately for clarification. Report all side effects to your doctor.

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