Adverse drug reactions reported as a result of the implementation of pharmaceutical care in the Institutional Pharmacy DIGEMID - Ministry of Health

N. Mejía-Acosta, A. Alvarez-Risco, Z. Solís-Tarazona, E. Matos-Valerio, E. Zegarra-Arellano, S. Del-Aguila-Arcentales

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Abstract

Objectives: To determine the result of the implementation of Pharmaceutical Care in the notifications of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in the outpatients of the institutional pharmacy DIGEMID. Methods: A retrospective, descriptive, observational and cross-sectional study was conducted in 2013. The pharmacotherapeutic records of the patients that have been seen in 2013 were taken to carry out this study. Particularly, the patients who were reporting suspected ADRs were selected. Results: 44 Notifications of suspected ADR of outpatients from the Institutional Pharmacy of DIGEMID were collected and analyzed. PRM was the most common adverse reaction detected (PRM 5) with 35%. 77 suspected ADRs were related to gastrointestinal disorders (26.0%); this represented the highest percentage. The drug which caused the biggest percentage of the ADRs was nervous system one (28.9%). Regarding the gravity, the serious ADR's were the most common ones (61%) and taking into account the category of the most frequent ones, causality was "likely" (43.1%). Conclusion: The implementation of pharmaceutical care had a positive result in the notifications of suspected ADR in the institutional pharmacy DIGEMID.

Translated title of the contributionAdverse drug reactions reported as a result of the implementation of pharmaceutical care in the Institutional Pharmacy DIGEMID - Ministry of Health
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages8
JournalPharmaceutical Care Espana
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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