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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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As these agents are given by intramuscular injection, one of the side-effects is pain at the injection site.
Neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy are given using multiple drug regimens to achieve maximum efficacy, but this leads to an increase in side-effects. All side-effects are increased in patients >60 years and in those with comorbid medical conditions, e.g.
Most of the drugs used have some or all of these side-effects, which are very rarely problematic.
All side-effects, except for alopecia, are manageable and reduced or eliminated by premedication and dose scheduling according to body surface area.
Side-effects include skin rash, myelosuppression, neurotoxicity, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and myalgia and arthralgia.
This paper reports side-effects attributed to MDT, the frequency and stoppage of the MDT components in a Health Unit in Vitoria, Brazil.
A specific questionnaire was prepared to collect data from the patient records, and detailing occurrence of side-effects and stoppage of the drug because of side-effects.
Side-effects attributed to MDT were defined as the presence of undesirable secondary effects of onset after the start of MDT.
Side-effects were attributed to at least one MDT component in 88 (45%) patients; 85 had side-effects due to dapsone, 24 due to rifampicin and 18 due to clofazimine.
'As many as 89 per cent of women had some kind of side-effect recorded in their medical notes,' she said.
As well as dementia-like symptoms, he pointed out other side-effects which mimic old-age conditions.
As with all medication there are side-effects. But in my opinion the benefits outweigh any risks."