drug reaction

drug reaction

drug reaction

Adverse and undesired reaction to a substance taken for its pharmacological effects. An estimated 15% of hospitalized patients develop toxic or allergic drug reactions.
See: table
ToxicAllergic
IncidenceMay occur with any drugOccurs infrequently
DosageUsually highTherapeutic
Reaction timeMay occur with first dose, or may be due to cumulative effectUsually only upon re-exposure, but some drugs cross-react with chemicals of similar structure
SymptomsMay be similar to pharmacological action of drugNot related to pharmacological action of drug
Associated disordersNoneAsthma, hay fever

Patient discussion about drug reaction

Q. I am worried about the allergic reactions I had from the Chinese herbal drug. I am worried about the allergic reactions I had from the Chinese herbal drug that I took for my arthritis…..are these safe?

A. Many people have some type of reaction to either a drug and even a supplement. You can check with your doc to get tested to see what your sensitivities are. Regarding arthritis, no milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, anything with milk for starters, AVOID like the plague! Suagr consumption too will raise hell with it. There is a product that someone I knew took, called, "Cell Guard" which he bought at a health food store or Whole Foods. After a couple of months, he was pain free. Its worth a try! Cell Guard is made with SOD or "superoxide dismutase"
Studies have shown that SOD can play a critical role in reducing internal inflammation and lessening pain associated with conditions such as arthritis! Check it out! Let me know how you do!

Q. Is this drug safe? Will there be any side effects? Can anyone update me on this? Hi, My doctor prescribed me Taxol and Herceptin. Is this drug safe? Will there be any side effects? Can anyone update me on this?

A. I want to share my experience with you. It’s not a big deal to try with Taxom and Herception. It does have Side effects and in my case I had bone pain for few days but I didn’t take anything for it really. Herception is a wonderful drug and I have no Side effects as many do not. I did lose the hair...and that did not bother me. Now I need to have correct treatment for survival and to me hair is only an accessory.. Try with wigs if there be severe hair loss?. Don’t rely on self-medication as the illness is deadly and not a simple cold or cough.

Q. Let me know, will there be any side effect by starting new medication. Medication is needed for my friend who is affected by bipolar disorder. We are also searching for some medication guidelines. Let me know, will there be any side effect by starting new medication.

A. There are possible side effects to all medications. Whenever anyone starts a new medication it is important to watch closely for side effects. Some side effects are mild and can be lived with. The pharmacy should provide a printout about the new medications and their possible side effects. It will also have instruction on what to do in the event the patient experiences some of the more serious side effects. Make sure your friend reads the printout, however most people only experience the minor side effects and find that they can live with them.
Good luck with the new meds, I hope your friend is feeling better very soon!

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References in periodicals archive ?
The results should also help scientists find out what makes some people susceptible to the reaction, which is known as Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms, or DRESS, and affects around one in 8,000 people who take the common medicines.
Other new tests available include the ProGenotyper Filaggrin Mutation Detection Test, the latest in the company's menu of molecular assays to investigate skin diseases, and the T-Cell Rx assay, which adds to its line of tests for adverse drug reactions and assists physicians assessing patients who have experienced a delayed drug reaction.
If we believe this to be a drug reaction, we need to stop the offending drug.
WHO-UMC collects adverse drug reaction reports from all over the world and only UMC members have access to international drug safety resource.
4% of the 96 million GP consultations in 2003-2004 were with patients with an adverse drug reaction in the preceding 6 months, GPs would have had over 10 million such patients.
In this issue of the Southern Medical Journal, Jeffrey Greene, MD, presents a report documenting a potential adverse drug reaction (ADR): isotretinoin-induced pancreatitis.
Professor Herman Scholtz, from Parexel, said: "When the adverse drug reaction occurred, the Parexel clinical pharmacology medical team responded swiftly to stop the study procedures immediately.
A prospective study of cutaneous drug reactions in hospitalized children suggests that children who are not breast-fed may have a greater risk of a drug reaction, Dr.
For example, it could allow a doctor in Seattle to read the clinic notes and x-ray reports of a patient treated in New York and report an adverse drug reaction to the Food and Drug Administration--all from a personal computer.
If you're taking three or four medications daily, you are more likely to be creating an adverse drug reaction than if you take only one or two.
Some 32,000 elderly people who suffer hip fractures in falls each year and 16,000 more who are hurt in auto accidents have had these incidents traced to an adverse drug reaction, according to the NCHS.
The potential cost of each drug reaction avoided was estimated at $6,000 of additional care.