Talk:Side effect

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Well[edit]

Well, here is the beginning of your "medical side effect" article. -- RTC 03:56 Nov 26, 2002 (UTC)

Link disambiguation[edit]

There are many, many medical articles linking to this disambiguation page. To disambiguate the links on their pages, they should be directly linked to Adverse effect (medicine). However, this is a rather large task. I simply felt that I should let people know about this so that work can be done on changing the links to direct to the article of their intended meaning. -- Daverocks 11:42, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

I cleaned up the dab page itself, but can't find the man links to it referenced above (What links here doesn't show any). Did somebody already fix those? --RoySmith 16:36, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
I don't know why you say you can't find anything linking to side-effect. When I look at its What links here page, it yields almost 100 pages linking to it. Take a look. -- Daverocks 02:39, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Organization[edit]

I understand a "side-effect", while often taken to mean negative effect, could be neutral, or even positive. It's just an effect that isn't the main therapeutic or intended one, I think? Conversely, I suppose an adverse effect isn't necessarily a side-effect, if it is part the main/therapeutic effect (i.e. it has efficacy partly as a result of that negative effect).

So while I do think that the common usage of side-effect does usually mean adverse effect (and would be more accurately and honestly called by that latter term) I'm unsure about side-effect redirecting to adverse effect as if synonymous. Also is there a need for one article on adverse effect (medicine) and one on adverse drug reaction? Be interested to know any other views. EverSince 12:19, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Common, Infrequent, Rare side effects[edit]

We need Definitions for these and perhaps some other similar words!

(Example: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-6111/misoprostol-oral/details/list-sideeffects )

  • Very common >=1/10
  • Common (frequent) >=1/100 and <1/10
  • Uncommon (infrequent) >=1/1000 and <1/100
  • Rare >=1/10000 and <1/1000
  • Very rare <1/10000

Source: http://www.who.int/medicines/areas/quality_safety/safety_efficacy/trainingcourses/definitions.pdf

ee1518 (talk) 11:58, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Yes - we should add this to the article (and say if the terms 'rare' etc, are mandated by FDA or EUMA etc) - and also to Adverse effect ? - Rod57 (talk) 14:11, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
Added as new section. - Rod57 (talk) 10:58, 4 August 2016 (UTC)