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adverse drug event

(ad-vĕrs drug ĕ-vent'),
"an injury resulting from medical intervention related to a drug." [Institute of Medicine]
See also: adverse event.
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adverse drug reaction

Any noxious and unintended response associated with the use of a drug in humans.

Adverse Drug Reaction

Any noxious, undesired, or unintended response to a therapeutic agent, which may be expected or unexpected, and may occur at dosages used for the prophylaxis, diagnosis, or therapy of disease, or for modifying physiologic function. ADRs do not include therapeutic failures, poisoning, accidental or intentional overdoses. ADRs occur in up to 15% of all drug administrations, but are rarely fatal. They can be divided into type A—dose-dependent or predictable—or type B—idiosyncratic or allergic—reactions.
Clinical findings Pruritus, nausea, vomiting, rash, confusion, lethargy, etc.
Culprits ADR are most commonly caused by analgesics and narcotics, antibiotics, cardiovascular agents, anticoagulants, and psychotherapeutics.
Regulatory process In the preapproval clinical experience with a new medicinal product or its new usages, particularly as the therapeutic dose(s) may not be established, all noxious and unintended responses to a medicinal product related to any dose should be considered adverse drug reactions; a causal relationship between a medicinal product and an adverse event is at least a reasonable possibility—i.e., the relationship cannot be ruled out.
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