An umbrella term for an undesired and often unpleasant effect of a drug. This can be a consequence of prolonged use (e.g. stomach ulcers from NSAIDs), idiosyncratic (e.g. red-man syndrome from vancomycin), or allergic (e.g. penicillin allergy).
This tool is for educational purposes only. It is NOT
intended for diagnostic purposes. Only a physician or
licensed provider may diagnose and treat diseases. Read the
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What is Symcat?
A disease calculator that uses hundreds of thousands of
patient records to estimate probability of disease. You
may have heard of Watson by IBM, which illustrates a trend of
computing and predictive analytics in
healthcare. We strive to empower people and medical professionals
by placing the state-of-the-art in
computer diagnosis at their fingertips. read more...