Chapter 3
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What Are Side Effects?

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  • These are uncomfortable effects such as stomach aches, drowsiness, dizziness, sleep problems, tremors, and weight gain that may occur when starting a new medication, increasing the dose, or stopping the medication.
  • These may get better with healthy diet, rest and exercise.
  • These may make the child feel very uncomfortable or the side effect may interfere with functioning, and the medical consenter should call the child's doctor and seek advice if this happens.