Medication side-effect: Overview

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 allergic reactions, overdoses/toxicity, or drug interactions. A drug may also have an interaction with other drugs (drug interactions) or with foods (food-drug interaction), with herbs or other substances. Read more about: Allergic Reactions, Drug Interactions, Adverse Reaction

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