A side effect is defined as a problem that occurs when a treatment goes beyond the desired effect. A side effect can also be a problem that occurs aside from the normal therapeutic effect. Side effects occur due to the use of certain medications, physical problems and illnesses, and from various mental disorders.
A side effect can be considered as an unexpected medical problem that occurs during treatment with medication or other type of therapy. Side effects can range from mild to severe, and in some instances, can be life-threatening.
There are several factors that can cause a person to experience a side effect from a pharmaceutical drug, including both prescription medication and over-the-counter drugs. People can also experience side effects from various physical and mental illnesses. Common causes of side effects include:
There are several different types of side effects, which can range from mild to severe or life-threatening.
Most side effects will go away after a person has become accustomed to the medication in their body. If side effects do not go away, a person should speak with their doctor and discuss lowering the dosage or discontinuing the prescribed medication.
Common side effects are those that are experienced by a significant number of people who take a medication or experience a certain condition. For example, a common side effect of chemotherapy is nausea, which affects several individuals who receive chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
A side effect is something that is commonly experienced from a medication or condition, while an adverse effect is an undesired or harmful effect that is not expected.
All drugs have the potential to cause side effects in an individual, but not everyone will experience the same (or any) side effects. Possible factors that can determine if a person will experience a side effect include how large the dosage, age, weight, whether a person is male or female, and any other co-occurring health problems.
Definition of Side effects, MedicineNet
Side effects: Causes and types, Christian Nordqvist, Medical News Today