Figure 1: Age distribution of adverse drug reactions
reported Age in years 0-20 6 21-40 81 41-60 12 >61 1 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Adverse drug reaction
monitoring in a secondary care hospital in South India.
The clinical pattern of the cutaneous adverse drug reactions
is varied in this locality, the knowledge of which is essential for the clinicians.
The definition of adverse drug reactions
as given by WHO is 'any response to a drug which is noxious and unintended and which occurs at doses, normally used for prophylaxis or diagnosis or therapy or disease or for modification of physiological function'.
Thus, the aim of this study was to describe the Adverse Drug Reactions
in inpatient children under 6 years of age in two general pediatrics wards located in Barranquilla, Colombia.
The frequency and nature of anti-TB drugs induced adverse drug reactions
(ADRs) have been matter of concern in many countries.
Pharmacovigilance as described by the World Health Organization is "the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects, or any other drug-related problem." Adverse drug reactions
(ADRs) rank among the top ten causes of mortality in some countries and mechanisms for evaluating and monitoring the safety of medicines are vital components of clinical practice.
The main presentation of ADRs was in the form of fever, chills, epigastric pain, shivering, rash, vertigo and nausea among all eight adverse drug reaction
cases as shown in table-3.
Ghosh, "A survey of the knowledge, attitude and practice of adverse drug reaction
reporting by clinicians in eastern India," Drug Safety, vol.
Data from EudraVigilance are published in the European database of suspected adverse drug reaction
Clinicians should be aware that patients with severe skin conditions might have consumed nonprescribed antibiotics and should specifically ask about over-the-counter cold and flu remedies, especially when there is a suspicion of an adverse drug reaction
. Health-care professionals and consumers are encouraged to report adverse events related to Baczol Antigripal and Baczol Expectorante to the Food and Drug Administration's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.
Adverse drug reaction
(ADR) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a response to a drug which is noxious and unintended, and which occurs at doses normally used in man for prophylaxis, diagnosis, or therapy of disease or for the modification of physiologic function (1).
(1) An Adverse Drug Reaction
(ADR) falls under the umbrella of ADE.
The function of monitoring, collecting, analyzing and reporting of 'Adverse Drug Reaction
' is mainly performed by the clinical units of Therapeutics and Pharmacology disciplines, staffed and headed by clinicians with specialization/expertise in this discipline of clinical medical sciences, just like Cardiology, Gastroenterology and others.