PMID: 7993161Dec 12, 1994Paper

Can physicians warn patients of potential side effects without fear of causing those side effects?

Archives of Internal Medicine
G C LambJ Heron


When initiating treatment, it has been shown that only one quarter of the physicians discuss potential side effects with patients. There are several possible reasons, but, in particular, many physicians are concerned that the power of suggestion may lead some patients to experience an increase in side effects if they are fully informed. Accordingly, this study was designed to determine whether providing patients with information about potential side effects of new medications increases the reported incidence of those side effects. All clinic patients are randomly assigned to one of four firms. Two firms served as the intervention group and two served as control groups. All patients receiving new prescriptions for the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were recruited. Patients without telephones were excluded. Intervention patients received verbal instructions and a handout describing the name, purpose, dose, and three most common side effects of the drug. Control patients received usual discharge instructions. Patients were interviewed 14 to 21 days later using a standardized questionnaire. There was no difference in incidence of targeted side effects...Continue Reading


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