Original sentence from scientific article: Current treatments are...[details of treatments], but there are some downsides of these treatments.

I realise that it should be 'downsides to', but I feel it could be more formal. Any suggestions?

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    You will find many a good thesaurus online. – WS2 Sep 19 '17 at 7:55
  • Is "treatment" a medical treatment? In which case "side-effects" may be a good answer. – AndyT Sep 19 '17 at 8:21
  • No, not side effects. It has to do with kidney disease and dialysis. – Beth Sep 19 '17 at 11:16

These can be used instead of "downsides":

  • Negative aspects
  • Cons
  • Disadvantages
  • Drawbacks
  • Limitations

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