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NMIC Bulletin Vol. 25 No. 4 Adverse reactions to medicines

1 October, 2019

Adverse reactions to medicines

  • Adverse reactions to medicines, also known as adverse drug reactions (ADRs), are an important cause of morbidity and mortality
  • Many ADRs that occur are considered to be potentially preventable
  • Patient risk factors for ADRs include extremes of age, polypharmacy, co-morbidity, female gender and genetics
  • Medicinal products that have an inverted black triangle “▼” in their prescribing information are subject to additional monitoring