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Table 2 Medication side effects reported by current medication users (N = 876)

From: A patient perspective of the impact of medication side effects on adherence: results of a cross-sectional nationwide survey of patients with schizophrenia

  Side effect present and bothersome
  n %
Difficulty thinking/concentrating 349 32.2
Restlessness/feeling jittery 305 28.2
Insomnia 307 28.4
Sleepiness 272 25.1
Weight gain 279 25.8
Decreased interest in sex 223 20.6
Agitation 240 22.2
Sedation 173 16.0
Dizziness 193 17.8
Constipation 175 16.2
Tremors 142 13.1
Sexual dysfunction 136 12.6
Nausea/vomiting 110 10.2
Difficult/painful menstrual periods 51 4.7
Male breast enlargement or secretions 15 1.4
Increased in blood glucose level 9 0.8