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What Is The Difference Between An Adverse Drug Reaction And Side Effect
Same thing: It's the same thing - just two different terms. Some side effects could be beneficial and so not an "adverse" reaction but the terms refer to the same effect - unintended consequences (good or bad) of a therapy. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I had an adverse drug reaction once and they gave me antiallergy immediatelly..Is there any tests I should run to know wut s the allergen ?
Adverse Drug Reactio: Your doctor should be able to tell you which medication caused the adverse reaction. You should not take that medication again. The adverse reaction could be worse the second time you take the drug. ...Read more
I had a flu medication that caused me adverse drug reaction..What tests should I do to know which medication s safe to take and which isnot?
Different reaction: Assuming this is about medications: and adverse side effect would be a reaction that occurs after taking a medication regardless of the cause of the reaction. An allergy is a specific type of adr, that is allergy antibody mediated can be expected to occur everytime the medication is taken. ...Read more
How do i prevent the adverse effect of my anti TB drugs? Is feeling a bit weak a normal side effect?
TB: The side effects depend on the drugs you are on. Most regimens include INH and RMP along with 2 others for a length of time. Manta in adequate nutrition and calories intake and have your labs checked. Fatigue may or may not be he medications but TB depending on the site of involvement. Talk to your MD as to how to follow you for side effects. Best of luck ...Read more
S brown mostly black stool an adverse effct of 48hrs after endoscopy & flexsigmoidoscopy ? Or side effect of med metronidazole and dexilant (dexlansoprazole)? Shd i wry
Yes, time to worry: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena, particularly after a GI procedure, needs evaluation. ...Read more
I am prone to tiny hives, so each time i take any pills, it is hard to know if i'm seeing my usual hives or having a drug reaction. How to tell?
What is better for q on drug reaction, this site, a pharmacist or an emergency medicine physician?
What are sedation drugs commonly used in colonoscopy?My BP dropped from 113/70 to 70/40 and nurse said i passed out.Is it likely due to drug reaction?
What syms would I have if allergic to nsaids? I'm a chronic hive sufferer, & get hives w nsaids, but no other sym's. My usual hives, or drug reaction?
A drug reaction: If you have chronic recurrent hives (also called chronic urticaria), that is one entity, which often has no obvious cause and can be very difficult to treat (allergist, dermatologist or immunologist area). But if you get hives after taking a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug, then you are allergic to nsaids-stop taking them; you may get a severe, life-threatening reaction one time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on simvastatin and have a sensitive scalp and some pain below my right eye. Is it maybe drug reaction?
Does developing petechiae from drug reaction on arms and/or legs mean getting brain bleed simultaneously?
Several: An anaphylactic reaction will result in difficulty in breathing, swelling of the throat and other mucous membranes and a rash. Other symptoms include rashes, fever, generalized aches and pains, swollen joints, fatigue. Internally such organs as the kidneys and liver can be affected causing abdominal and back pain. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where can I report a drug reaction, I think should be removed from the market! Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) is poison! ?
See below: The fda's adverse events reporting system (aers) is for healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses) & consumers (you) to report any problems with meds to the fda after it has been released. Info: http://www.Fda.Gov/drugs/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/surveillance/adversedrugeffects/default.Htm submit: https://www.Accessdata.Fda.Gov/scripts/medwatch/medwatch-online.Htm. ...Read more
My mom is on Coumadin (warfarin) and wants to start the hCG diet. Is there a drug reaction between the two? Not asking about the diet but the interactions only.
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