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what is the definition or description of: drug reaction?

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Dr. Robert O'Leary
34 years experience Pain Management
Unintended effect: When an unintended effect, previously known or unknown, occurs after a drug is used.
Answered on Dec 4, 2012
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Drug reaction: A drug reaction is an unintended health consequence of taking a medication. This includes known pharmacological side effects as well as known idiosyncratic effects. Drug allergy is a bit different and involves suspected immunologic response to the drug. An allergy can involve hives, anaphylaxis, angioedema, itchy or blistering rash, joint pain, blood disorders and even organ failure.
Answered on Apr 8, 2015

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