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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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(10) reported a 95.9% incidence of side effects with general intracavitary BCG (Tokyo 172 strain).
* Report side effects to your doctor--a simple anti-nausea medication or sleep aid could ensure you are able to continue with your chemotherapy.
There were three patients in intersection set of gastrointestinal side effects + weight gain, two patients not being informed about duration of therapy + relieving symptoms, two patients in not being informed about duration of therapy + gastrointestinal side effects.
Common side effects include raised potassium levels, low blood pressure, dizziness and lightheadedness, drowsiness, or nasal congestion.
It is important for people to report as these are used to identify side effects and other problems which might not have been known about before.
* Infrequently used due to its side effects, cost and frequency of administration.
The network diagram of the known relationships between drugs and side effects alone had more predictive power and fewer false positives than methods that added the additional information, the team reports.
So, Katie, the answer is that light-headedness, increased sweating, vision disturbances, and a whole bunch of other side effects are there in black and white.
The investigators found no significant differences between the two formulations in participants' expectations or experience of physical or sexual side effects. In addition, the experience of side effects was not significantly related to expectations of side effects, participants' level of general worry, or their level of general concern about birth control side effects.
Sure, side effects can occur, but the risk is very low, and the benefits far outweigh the risks," says Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, co-section head of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic.
Although the side effects of the two formulations (DMPAIM and DMPA-SC) have been studied in adult women, this is the first study in adolescents, Dr.
"The striking difference between expectations between physical and sexual side effects may reflect our clinical practice, in that physical side effects are emphasized during contraceptive counseling but sexual side effects may be relatively neglected.
-- Educating depressed patients about the sexual side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors could mitigate their experiences with those side effects, results of a study of 92 adults who were first-time users of the medication show.
ACUPUNCTURE CAN RELIEVE SIDE EFFECTS OF BREAST CANCER TREATMENT.