Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors

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Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors
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2011-09-11 22:38:01
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Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors
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  1. Side Effect
    Unavoidable secondary drug effect produced at therapeutic doses.
  2. Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR)
    Noxious, unintended and undesired effect that occurs at normal drug doses.
  3. Iatrogenic disease
    Drug or physician induced disease
  4. Physical dependence
    Develops during long-term use of certain drugs such as opiods, alcohol, barbiturates, and amphetamines.
  5. Allergic reaction
    Immune response
  6. Idiosyncratic effect
    ADR based on a genetic predisposition.
  7. Carcinogenic effect
    Drug-induced cancer
  8. Teratogenic effect
    Drug-induced birth defect.
  9. 2 types of organ-specific toxicity
    • 1. Injury to the liver
    • 2. Altered cardiac function

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