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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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The molecular structure and mechanism of action of PLATROL(R) is responsible for selective antiplatelet activity without the side effect, according to Mr.
Using FGT's system, GSK is recruiting Long QT patients electronically through Vanderbilt and a network of referral sites, and using their collected blood samples and clinical data to study the genetics of the side effect across several classes of drugs.
Since G-CSF (Neupogen(R)) was used in only one patient, the incidence of the side effect of suppression of the bone marrow appeared to be very favorable compared with standard intravenous combination treatments.
Although the side effects of the two formulations (DMPA-IM and DMPA-SC) have been studied in adult women, this is the first study among adolescents, Dr.
In the nearer term, scientists may find new ways to minimize the side effects associated with chemotherapy and radiation exposure.
2) Relief from the side effects and toxicities of HIV medications--Although potentially life-saving, HIV drugs can be difficult to take and sometimes dangerous.
When treatment includes radiation and chemotherapy the side effects can cause nausea, fatigue, anxiety, and depression.
This might partially explain why the side effects of breathiness and aspiration following botulinum toxin injections are transient while the relief from spasticity is long lasting.
In some cases, patients failed to tell the physicians of the side effects, and in other cases, the physicians failed to write the side effects down.
With very rare exceptions, the danger from getting flu -- and possibly pneumonia -- is far greater than the danger from the side effects of the shot.
The medications used to treat the symptoms and the side effects of schizophrenia will then be discussed, followed by a comment on how each affects vocational outcomes.
Or give the drug a year for the side effects to abate?
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Some of the side effects people are dealing with, such as lipodystrophy and related cholesterol problems, were not clearly evident until well after certain drugs were given their accelerated approval.
But sometimes, the side effects that appear in those dry runs become medical breakthroughs.