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Chapter-24 Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring

BOOK TITLE: Practical Manual of Pharmacology for Medical Students

Author
1. Badyal Dinesh
ISBN
9789352702411
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18065_25
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
10
Author Affiliations
1. Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Chapter keywords
Adverse drug reaction monitoring, ADR monitoring, G6PD deficiency, WHO-UMC scale, Naranjo algorithm, premarketing clinical trial, postmarketing method

Abstract

Adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring and its clinical application are also known as pharmacovigilance. WHO defines pharmacovigilance as “the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of ADRs or any other, medicine-related problem”. Pharmacovigilance plays a major role in pharmacotherapy decision-making, be it individual, regional, national or international. Health professionals are in the best position to report on suspected ADRs observed in their everyday patient care. All healthcare providers should report ADRs as part of their professional responsibility, even if they are doubtful about the precise relationship with the given medication. Premarketing clinical trials and postmarketing methods are main methods used for collection of information on adverse reactions to drugs have been reported in literature. Three figures are also presented in this chapter.

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