Drug-induced torsades de pointes: a review of the Swedish pharmacovigilance database.

@article{AstrmLilja2008DruginducedTD,
  title={Drug-induced torsades de pointes: a review of the Swedish pharmacovigilance database.},
  author={Cecilia Astr{\"o}m-Lilja and Johanna Mercke Odeberg and Elisabet Ekman and Staffan Haegg},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={587-92}
}
AIM To describe spontaneously reported cases of torsades de pointes (TdP) in Sweden and to investigate if this adverse drug reaction (ADR) was labelled in the summary of product characteristics (SPC) for the drugs implicated. METHODS Reported cases of TdP 1991-2006 were identified and evaluated with regard to drug use and other possible risk factor. RESULTS Among a total of 61 788 ADRs, 88 cases of TdP were identified. In these cases, 27 different suspected drugs were implicated. Cardiac… CONTINUE READING
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