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Should I talk to my doctor about different dosing?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Always discuss any change in the dose of a drug with your doctor. If a drug isn’t helping or is causing serious or unpleasant side effects, the dose may need to be changed or the drug may need to be stopped. Because the drug may be needed to treat a serious health problem, don’t make any changes to the dose or stop taking the drug on your own. Call your doctor first. To make the drug work better or relieve side effects, your doctor may prescribe a smaller or larger dose or have you take the drug more or less often. Sometimes, your doctor may prescribe a different drug that might work better for you.

 

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.