Adverse Drug Reactions

Did you know that…..

the wide variety of toxic drugs reactions is called “Adverse Drugs Reactions” ?

The Adverse Drugs Reactions may be classified as:

  1. Mild. No antidote, therapy, or prolongation of hospitalization necessary.
  2. Moderate. Requires a change in drug therapy, although not necessarily cessation of the drug, or may prolong hospitalization or require special treatment.
  3. Severe. Potentially life-threatening, requires discontinuation of the drug and specific treatment of the adverse reaction.
  4. Lethal. Directly or indirectly contributes to the death of the patient.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)


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