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what is the main difference between adverse drug reaction and side effect of drug. explain it.

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Adverse drug reactio: Adverse drug reaction refers to harm associated with the use of a drug at a normal dosage during normal use. Side effect refers to effect of a drug which may be beneficial.
Answered on Jun 23, 2013

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