Q: Is it correct to say "the symptoms of a side effect..."?

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Knowing now, thanks, that a symptom refers to an endogenous disease and a side effect refers to treatment i.e. medication, I want know if it is correct to say that I have symptoms from a side effect, or symptoms from a was a side effect from the medication I took? Thanks.

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That’s an interesting question. While the side effects of any drug or treatment are essentially symptoms of an adverse drug reaction, this fact is quite obvious to any reader who sees the term “side effects.” Thus, there is no need to say “symptoms from a side effect”; you can simply use “side effects” instead to convey the same meaning. Using this logic, the sentence you have provided can be rewritten as “I experienced side effects from the medication I took.” I hope this answers your query.