A pharmacoepidemiologic study of drug interactions in a Brazilian teaching hospital.

@article{CruciolSouza2006APS,
  title={A pharmacoepidemiologic study of drug interactions in a Brazilian teaching hospital.},
  author={Joice Mara Cruciol-Souza and Jo{\~a}o Carlos Thomson},
  journal={Clinics},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={
          515-20
        }
}
PURPOSE Although drug-drug interactions constitute only a small proportion of adverse drug reactions, they are often predictable and therefore avoidable or manageable. There are few studies on drug-drug interactions from Brazil. This study aimed to assess the frequency of drug-drug interactions in prescriptions and their potential clinical significance in patients of a Brazilian teaching hospital. METHODS From January to April 2004, a sample of 1785 drug prescriptions was drawn from a total… CONTINUE READING
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