Side Effects Of Manic Depression Medication

There are a lot of people who suffers from manic depression that is not aware about the possible side effects that they can get from taking manic depression medication and will leave them regretting in the near future.  This can be a result of their negligence in listening to their doctor while he explains to them the possible side effects of the said medicines and as a result it will caught them off 0guard which will also worsen the situation because the side effects are slowly lurking into their system without them knowing it.  If you have a friend or a love one that suffers from this kid of condition, it is best if you accompany him if he visits the doctor about his medication because he might not be mentally able to fully understand what the doctor will explain and it is best if you are there to get the necessary precautions that we will tend to disregard.  By doing so, you can prevent the side effects from manifesting or if it’s unavoidable, you can lessen its effects.

Dealing With Side Effects

You should not give up  on a medication if it seem won’t work after a few days because normally it would take 1 to 3 weeks before it can manifest its effects. The patient should usually take the medicine for about 6 to 8 weeks for him to feel some alleviation.   But despite the promise of healing, the longer the patient is exposed to medication, the higher the risk is in terms of him experiencing some side effects.  But there are some cases where the side effects are manageable enough and will just go away naturally in a few days.  That is why you should give it some time to let the side effect go away before you decide on stopping the medication.  And if you observed that the side effects tend to go away after a couple of days, you can continue with the medication and there is a great chance that the side effect will not bother you anymore because your body has already coped with it.  However, if the symptom is still evident after a few days or if it worsens, you should visit your doctor again and discuss what happened so he can give you some options to switch to another type of medication.

You should be aware that there are also some patients that suffer from severe side effects that can last not for days or even weeks.  Shortness of breath, chest pains, and swelling in some parts of the body are the most common manifestations of these side effects.  You should stop taking the medication at once if you are experiencing such side effects.  Do not wait for a couple of days before thinking of going to the doctor because the side effects that you have experienced might not be all and there are internal issues that you should be more worried about.  You should never take chances because you r overall health is at stake here.  In every form of medication, safety should be the first thing that you should consider because if it will harm you instead, you are just jeopardizing the reason why you seek such treatment.