Side effects of psychiatric medication
As well as potential benefits, every psychiatric drug has the potential to cause unwanted side effects. These can occur after both short-term and long-term use.
Mild side effects might:
- stop once your body has got used to the drug
- be manageable by adjusting how you take the drug (such as taking it with food, or at a different time of day).
Severe side effects might:
- mean that you need to stop taking the drug and seek medical help
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