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side effect

1. An unpleasant symptom experienced while taking a particular medication. Often plural. Unfortunately, nausea is a common side effect with this drug. Ugh, I had so many side effects that I had to stop taking that medication.
2. By extension, an unexpected result or consequence of something. Having to drive my little sister all over the place is an annoying side effect of living at home again.
See also: effect, side
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Knowledge was assessed regarding the estimated incidence of 7 ADT side effects (diabetes, deep vein thrombosis, cardiovascular events, erectile dysfunction, hot flashes, depression and reduced cognition) after 1 year of use.
If a new side effect is found, the MHRA will review the way that the medicine can be used, and the warnings that are given to people taking it to minimise risk and maximise benefit to the patient.
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My dermatologist didn't tell me any of the side effects,'' Noddle said.
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The implants are not risk-free: Some 7 percent to 17 percent of patients suffered side effects similar to laser surgery, including glare, halos and problems with night vision.
Q All of the antidepressants I have tried for major depression have caused distressing sexual side effects.
Using a new mathematical approach, scientists have predicted drug side effects that typically aren't discovered until thousands of people have taken a medication.
ACUPUNCTURE CAN RELIEVE SIDE EFFECTS OF BREAST CANCER TREATMENT.
HOUSTON -- Cancer survivors often have fatigue, memory problems, and other side effects for many months after treatment, Pascal Jean-Pierre, Ph.
He and his colleagues assessed side effects in 596 cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation for various malignancies (hematologic, head and neck, lung, alimentary, genitourinary, gynecologic, and breast).