Debates should be initiated whether to mandate all the doctors in the country to also inform the patients about the side effects of medicines prescribed. Presently, this is not happening properly. On a rough reckoning, a good percentage of all the medicines available in the drug stores in the country including those medicines prescribed, do have side effects after consumption by any patient.
Some side effects of different intake of medicines
include depression of mind for those who take sleeping pills, change
in mood swings, digestive system getting affected; getting rashes on
skins, frequent falling of hair, change in behavior pattern and so
If doctors send enough caution to the patients on
such side effects including remedies, patients can be alert while
taking medicines and can consciously try out for something new to
negate the side effects including following the remedial advice
offered by the doctor.
Debate should also include the issue of mandating
every drug manufacturer to clearly issue the warning of side effects
by taking their medicines. Different drug manufactures do carry out
research activities for bettering their drugs performance and also
for coming out with new drugs for different ailments. They should
also be encouraged to properly come out with details with regard to
the side effects and issue the same as a warning while selling their
Some patients do go in for different treatments like
Ayurveda and homeopathy treatments where the side effects are not all
felt on a big scale.
Therefore, the aspect of side effects by taking
different medicines should get prominence amongst the experts for
debating this issue thoroughly and for mandating the doctors?
community to clearly inform each patient on this side effect issue
and how to overcome this.