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Adverse drug reactions and drug interactions

Philip Wiffen, Marc Mitchell, Melanie Snelling and Nicola Stoner

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199603640
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730610 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199603640.003.0002

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Adverse drug reactions and drug interactions

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Introduction to ADRs 14

Classification of ADRs 15

Adverse reactions: drug or disease? 16

Helping patients understand the risk of ADRs 17

Reporting ADRs 18

Drug interactions 20

Managing drug interactions 23

Adverse drug reactions (ADRs), also known as ‘side effects’, ‘adverse drug events’, or ‘drug misadventures’, are a frequent cause of morbidity in hospital and the community. They have a significant cost both financially and in terms of quality of life. Few studies of ADRs have been carried out in the community so the effect on primary care is harder to assess, but studies in the hospital environment have shown the following. ...

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Subjects: Pharmacology

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