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What is the definition or description of: drug reaction?

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Dr. Robert O'Leary
Pain Management 36 years experience
Unintended effect: When an unintended effect, previously known or unknown, occurs after a drug is used.
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
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.

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What is the definition or description of: medication reaction?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 45 years experience
Medication Reaction: The definition is an adverse effect of a medication that can be both expected or unexpected.

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