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5 Questions to ask your doctor about side effects of medications

A guide about medication side effects including questions to ask your doctor.

Anticholingerics 5 Questions Resource

Medicines can help you feel better, but they can also cause unwanted effects.

If you (or someone you care for) have been noticing problems like forgetfulness, confusion or feeling unsteady, you might have put it down to getting older. Or maybe you’re worried that one of your conditions is worsening.

Your symptoms could be specific side effects from one or more of your medicines. These are sometimes called anticholinergic (an-tee-koh-li-nur-jik) side effects.

To help you have a conversation about how you're feeling and whether your medicines may be causing side effects, this resource includes 5 questions to ask your doctor.

This resource is available in English and in 12 other languages. Click here to access the different versions of the resource.

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