Which drugs have the potential for adverse effects?
What is the difference between an adverse effect and a side effect?
Adverse effects are unpredictable, undesirable
Side effects are generally predictable, we are okay with them.
Some times the difference between a side effect and an adverse effect is simply the severity. For example, a mild head ache might be considerd a side effect whereas an excruciating headache would be considered an adverse effect.
What is released during an allergic reaction?
What are some common meds that cause allergic reactions?
PCN and those related, contrast containing iodine, insulin, NSAIDs, sulfa, chemo, antiseizure med
What is an idiosyncratic response?
A rare, unpredictable response to a drug, not related to pharmacological properties of the drug
What are carcinogens? What are some examples of carcinogens?
They damage DNA.They may take decades to manifest as cancer. They are utilized if they can add years of life initially