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What's the difference between adverse drug event and drug reaction ?

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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