Me: "Is the Motrin you're taking helping your back pain at all?"
Pt: "I guess so. But I don't like it because lately it makes me too sleepy at night."
Me: "I've never heard of Motrin doing that. That might be from the Elavil you recently started."
Pt: "The Motrin also makes my mouth really dry and cottony."
Me: "That's probably from the Elavil too."
Several minutes later, attending comes into room:
Attending: "So is the Motrin helping you?"
Pt: "It helps, but it makes me tired and it dries out my mouth."