A secondary, typically undesirable effect of a drug or medical treatment: many anticancer drugs now in use have toxic side effects
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- Most of those who had had a stroke were aware of their own drug treatment and were concerned about the side effect of drugs.
- Tell your doctor if you have had a particular side effect from a pain medication in the past.
- If priapism has occurred as a side effect of medication then a different medication can usually be prescribed.
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