What’s the point of reorienting the drugs effects?
It becomes important when you use the Multimixer to combine different ingredients to get Catalysts for a high level drug. (Not all base ingredients have a built in catalyst - Sometimes you need to look elsewhere and combine them)
Notice how each curative ability and side effect occupy a specific slot? If you mix two ingredients together where both of them have items on the same slots, they are replaced. You use the Shaker to move everything “down” one slot (It’s a wheel so bottom item goes to the top) to keep the ingredients you want (Like cure+catalyst) and possibly to replace a nasty sideeffect that isn’t possible to remove, or just not economical to re-concentrate and remove normally.