Adverse Drug Reactions

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Pharmaceutical Press, 2006 - Medical - 474 pages
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Adverse reactions to medicines continue to present a burden on healthcare, causing considerable morbidity and mortality. Aswell as knowing about the benefits of medicines, healthcare professionals need to understand the problem of adverse drugreactions and be aware of how they can be prevented and managed. This essential and practical guide has been extensively revised and updated to include three new chapters on adverse effectsof drugs in pregnancy, pharmacogenetics, and side effects and patients. Case studies are provided with each chapter.
 

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Contents

Side effects and patients
23
Pharmacogenetics and adverse drug reactions
43
Genetically determined pharmacodynamic variations
57
References
64
Further reading
71
Prescribing in pregnancy
78
Drugs used to treat epilepsy
87
Drugs used in endocrine disorders
98
Further reading
191
Diagnosis of druginduced liver damage
198
Management of patients with druginduced
209
Further reading
216
Chronic renal failure
233
Endocrine and metabolic disorders
245
Hyperglycaemia and diabetes
258
Parenchymal lung disorders
277

Drugs used to treat infections
104
Summary lll
111
Further reading
123
Management points
129
Acne
135
Blistering drug eruptions
142
Alopecia
147
References
153
The oesophagus
163
Small intestine
174
Constipation
181
Further reading
292
Neurological disorders
399
Seizures
406
GuillainBarré syndrome
413
Case studies
419
Sexual dysfunction and infertility
425
Sexual dysfunction
431
Case studies
439
Further reading
445
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