A 45-year-old member asked:
what's the difference between adverse drug event and drug reaction ?
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Dr. Jack Hinkle answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Drug reaction/event: A simple answer is that a drug event may be a listed side effect of the medication (such as fatigue, diarrhea, dizzyness) and may not be a reason to stop the medication. An adverse reaction is a reason to stop the medication and frequently involves an immune response or a response that is a danger to the patient.
Answered on Dec 31, 2014
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