Medication side-effect

Many medications can have side-effects that are unwanted. For example, a prescription drug might cause nausea or dizziness in some patients. Side-effects are generally considered a subset of the more general term adverse reaction, which may also include ...

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  • Adverse Reaction: An adverse reaction is a negative health effect as a reaction to a substance or action. Typically it refers to ...

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  • Allergies: Allergies occur when the immune system responds to a substance. Common examples include dust allergies, pollen allergies (causing hay fever ...

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  • Overdose: Overdose is the general term for having too much of a substance. An overdose may relate to alcohol overdose, illicit ...

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  • Poisoning: Poisoning, or toxicity, is the general category of poisoning from any type of substance. Poisons may be ingested (eaten), injected ...

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  • Drug Interactions: Drug interactions refer to where a drug has a combined effect with another drug or substance. Patients taking multiple prescription ...

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  • Interaction: A variety of different substances can cause interactions that harm the body. Two or more drugs can cause drug interactions ...

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  • Nausea: Nausea is that queasy feeling of sickness in the stomach. It is often related to vomiting, but can also occur ...

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  • Dizziness: Dizziness is a balance symptom (or circulatory symptom) where a person feels unsteady or faint. They may feel disoriented and ...

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