Adverse Drug Reaction Overview
Another name for Adverse Drug Reaction is Drug Side Effect.
What is a drug side effect?
A person with a drug side effect has a symptom or illness that is caused by a medication. In most cases, a side effect is undesirable. Almost all drugs are capable of causing side effects. Most drug side effects are non serious, and include things like nausea and upset stomach. Only rarely, are drug side effects serious. The good news is the vast majority of people won't have any side effects at all, and when they do, they're usually minor. It's a good idea to become familiar with the potential side effects of your medications, and let your doctor know if you think you are having a drug side effect.
What are the symptoms of a drug side effect?
Drug side effects can cause a wide range of symptoms such as nausea, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, constipation, rashes, fatigue, and fever.
How does the doctor treat a drug side effect?
Treatment for drug side effects may include stopping or reducing the dose of a medication or taking the medications with food.
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