Side effects can be many and vary ...and there could be multiple drugs being use by the patient as well...not as easy as it seems sometimes to identify true side effect with multiple conditions and drugs...BD
NEW YORK - When patients feel they might be having an adverse drug effect, doctors will very often dismiss their concerns, a new study shows. In a survey of 650 patients, taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, who reported having adverse drug reactions, many said their physicians denied that the drug could be connected to their symptoms, Dr. Beatrice A. Golomb of the University of California at San Diego and her colleagues found. Physicians seem to commonly dismiss the possibility of a connection, Golomb told Reuters Health. This seems to occur even for the best-supported adverse effects of the most widely prescribed class of drugs...Clearly there is a need for better physician education about adverse effects, and there is a strong need for patient involvement in adverse event reporting.