Nonstochastic effects are side effects of a medicine that don’t appear until the medications are given in a certain dosage. This is usually more directly related to radiation, however, than medications that would be prescribed for less serious afflictions such as a cold, a cough, or a sore. If someone undergoes a lot of radiation therapy for cancer in a short amount of time, the person will experience nonstochastic effects, mainly in more intense stretches than from smaller amounts of radiation exposure over longer periods of time.
These effects can include sickness, dizziness, burns on both the skin and the tissues that were exposed to the radiation, and even death. These are pretty intense and serious side effects, and radiation is something to be taken seriously.