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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Potential Drug Interaction Evaluation In Medical Prescriptions In A Public Hospital Specialized In Women Care, In Campinas, Sp [avaliação De Potenciais Interações Medicamentosas Em Prescrições De Pacientes Internadas, Em Hospital Público Universitário Especializado Em Saúde Da Mulher, Em Campinas-sp]
Author: Da Silva N.M.O.
Carvalho R.P.
Bernardes A.C.A.
Moriel P.
Mazzola P.G.
Franchini C.C.
Abstract: Drug interaction (DI) is a common clinical occurrence, in which the effects of one drug are altered by the simultaneous or previous use of another drug, food or drink. The aim of this study was to identify DI in medical prescriptions issued in the intensive care unit (ICU) and common shelter (CS) at a public women's hospital in Brazil. Thirty-six prescriptions from the ICU and 271 prescriptions from the CS were analyzed and the DIs classified as "major", "moderate" and "minor", based on the database at the website At the ICU, 105 "major", 171 "moderate" and 18 "minor" DIs were identified, while at the CS, the numbers found were 64, 64 and 4, respectively. For major DIs, a comparative analysis was carried out with another database, DrugDex/ Micromedex™, and the program OPharmaceutico™, revealing a lack of standardization and conflicting information in the different databases. Pharmacosurveillance in the wards, carried out by a pharmacist to identify the clinically relevant DIs and monitor their clinical manifestations, would enable more effective treatments to be given, with the smallest possible number of complications due to DIs, thus reducing lengths of stay and hospital costs.
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Date Issue: 2010
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