Spontaneous Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions
Drugs are used for the benefit of the patient however drugs also produce adverse drug reactions. Adverse drug reaction is an adverse drug event that results in undesirable or unexpected event that requires some changes in the clinician's care of the patient, modifying a dosage, prolonging hospitalization or administering supportive treatment. Monitoring and Reporting of adverse drug reaction should be a part of comprehensive health care provided to the patients. This letter stresses on the need for the health care professional to report and monitor the adverse drug reactions.
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Bajaj, J. K., & Singh, S. J. (2013). Spontaneous Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions. International Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences, 03–06. https://doi.org/10.18311/ijmds/2013/19814
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