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Reporting drug side effects and reactions

December 16, 2009 By: Lior Category: Medicine Advice, Medtipster

An important question came in today on what to do if a medication you are taking does not perform as expected. First and foremost evaluate if emergency medical services are need, and call 911.

Then inform your doctor of the indecent. Try to keep careful notes of what happened before,  during and after. Its important to mention any and all medications, both prescription (RX) and over the counter (OTC). Mention  any and all vitamins, supplements or antacids, since they too may have had a role.

Finally inform the FDA, they keep track of this information and will investigate. You are encouraged to notify them so that future incidents can be avoided thereby turning your unfortunate incident into a potential lifesaver for someone else.

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