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How can I avoid the side effects of schizophrenia medication?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Avoid the side effects of schizophrenia medication by talking with your doctor. There are a variety of medications used to treat schizophrenia. If you are suffering from negative side effects, your doctor may be able to prescribe a different medication that will not cause the same reactions. Telling your doctor about your side effects and monitoring those side effects can help you communicate with your doctor about the problem. Staying on your medication will increase your chances of minimizing your symptoms significantly, so it is important that you do everything in your power to reduce side effects and continue to take your medication.

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