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How should I talk to my doctor about my medication?

Ruth White, MPH
Social Work
It's your job to tell your healthcare provider when you're not feeling okay. It's also your job to tell your provider when the side effects of medication interfere with your willingness to follow through on your treatment plan. Ask your healthcare provider for other medication options, discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each choice, and then make a decision based on this information. Although your medical provider may make suggestions regarding the medication regimen that's best for you, it's up to you to make the final decision.
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