Tag: adverse drug effects

1. For patients with medication overuse headache, withdrawal and preventive medication was more effective at reducing headache than other strategy alone. Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) Medication overuse headache (MOH) affects more than 60 million people globally and is considerably disabling. Although current guidelines recommend withdrawal of medication and preventive medication usage,...
1. Between 2005 and 2011, the percentage of patients from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance database who received allopurinol for asymptomatic hyperuricemia increased significantly. In the same time period, the rate of hypersensitivity conditions attributed to allopurinol also increased significantly. 2. In patients with renal or cardiovascular comorbidities, allopurinol use...
1. Dopamine agonist drugs are used in the treatment of Parkinson disease, restless leg syndrome, and hyperprolactinemia. 2. Dopamine agonist drugs may be associated with compulsive gambling, hypersexuality, and binge eating or shopping. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Previous work has suggested that impulse control disorders, such as compulsive gambling,...
Image: PD 1. The proportion of emergency department (ED) visits due to adverse drug effects (ADEs) in young children from infant cough and cold medications (CCMs) compared to other medications has decreased since withdrawal and relabeling interventions in 2007 and 2008, respectively. 2. Following the 2008 label revisions, ADEs due...