All drugs are associated with adverse effects. Some adverse effects are serious and require discontinuation of the medication, dosage modification, or other treatment. Some adverse effects result when drugs interact with other drugs or consumed substances, such as alcohol.
Over-the-counter medications typically include materials that warn users about potential side effects, and Medscape's drug interaction checker can help identify problems before they occur. However, familiarity with potential issues and best practices can help minimize patient concerns.
How much do you know about common drug adverse effects? Test yourself with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Mary L. Windle. Fast Five Quiz: Drug Side Effects - Medscape - May 06, 2019.