You didn't ask a dumb question, it's a good question.
My Daughter is 12 and on the same medicine for the past 2 years. I am not sure what side effects there are since I don't have the medicine contents and info. right with me. It is on a sheet of paper that comes with the pills and I keep it with my otc medicines and info. Anyway, I know that with all presc. meds., if anyone has side effects from them, I was told and also says on the contents, these disappear within a few weeks once your body adjusts to the medication.
The other factor is, there aren't any prescription meds. that cause permanent damage, long term or otherwise, ALSO that I don't know of nor was told by any Dr.
My Husband is against presc. meds., and he has that idea for some reason about some kind of damage later on or effect on the body. We sat with our Daughter's Dr. since the beginning and asked questions regarding the concerns of meds. and he assured us there isn't anything Scientific that supports this theory about any sort of damage.
All you need to do is take your medicine when prescribed and your Dr. will "monitor" it and your progress. Just stay in his/her care and follow his directions and any advice.
Be well and take care!
· 1 decade ago