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I was thinking of "late onset medicine", but I am not sure if this is the term that would be used, and I am wondering if there are any other term that may be more correct or appropriate.

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One phrase is "slow-acting" as given by the Collins English Dictionary.

slow-acting (in British)
adjective

working or acting slowly, not immediately

a slow-acting toxin/drug/poison

  • Some drugs are also described as slow release - although this is not the same as a retarded effect – Ronald Sole Apr 19 at 23:02

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