A medication database – a tool for detecting drug interactions in hospital

  title={A medication database – a tool for detecting drug interactions in hospital},
  author={Paul Gr{\"o}nroos and Kerttu Irjala and Risto K. Huupponen and Harry Scheinin and J. J. Forsstr{\"o}m},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
Objective: Drug interactions may lead to life-threatening injuries. More often, however, they lead to slow recovery, induce slight symptoms or result only in potential injury. Therefore, clinicians are not always aware of using potentially interacting drug combinations. An on-line alarming system of potential drug interactions was developed in Turku University Central Hospital. In the present study, we utilised the system to find out the incidence and nature of potential drug interactions… CONTINUE READING
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