How can I cope with arthritis medication side effects?

The most common reason for people to stop taking their medication is that they don't like the side effects. Your doctor can help reduce side effects by doing such things as changing the medication, altering the dose, and changing when and how you take it. The first step is to keep track of medications and their side effects and discuss them with your doctor. Together, you and your doctor can develop a plan to cope with any side effects you are experiencing.

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