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Well, here is the beginning of your "medical side effect" article. -- RTC 03:56 Nov 26, 2002 (UTC)
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 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
We need Definitions for these and perhaps some other similar words!
- 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