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There are many medical conditions that can be alleviated or cured with medicines, but they can have side effects that may make them less than perfect. For those seeking medical help, it is always advisable to speak with the doctor at length before choosing a medication. Some symptoms or disease require using prescription medication, but others may be solved without them. Knowing the difference can be important.

Drugs today have a history of being tested rigorously, but each person’s body is different. Some may experience side effects due to the medication they are taking, and that could require them to have yet more medication to counteract the new medical issues that are cropping up. For this reason alone, it could be a good idea to ask the treating physician if there are other medications that can be substituted. One more good idea is to have a regular talk with the doctor about whether or not any medication is really necessary.