Adverse drug reactions (ADR)

Adverse drug reactions (ADR)

Adverse drug reactions (ADR)
Any noxious change which
– is suspected to be due to a drug,
– occurs at doses normally used in human,
– requires treatment or decrease in dose or
– indicates caution in the future use of same drug
Adverse drug event (ADE)
‘Any  untoward medical occurrence that may present during treatment with a medicine,
But which does not necessarily have a causal relationship with the treatment.’

All drugs are capable of producing adverse effects and whenever a drug is given a risk is taken

Severity of Adverse drug reactions

‘Science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug related problems.’

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