Treatment training manual

3.12 Can I change treatment?

In most cases, changing to an alternative treatment might be possible.

If initial side effects have not improved after the first few weeks or months, it  is easy to change or modify your treatment. This is as long as there is an alternative drug or combination that you can use.

If this is your first combination, you have more choice. You should not put up with difficult side effects for months on end.

Further reading

i-Base produce a detailed guide to changing treatment. This is a separate resource to the advocacy manual, and have been translated into other languages.

Last updated: 1 January 2016.