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Neurological Drug Reactions and Interactions

2005 Edition, November 3, 2005

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ISBN: 978-0-415-46736-0
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  • Revision: 2005 Edition, November 3, 2005
  • Published Date: November 3, 2005
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 304
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:


Any drug can cause any rash.

According to the World Health Organization, an adverse reaction (ADR) – or adverse event (ADE) – to a drug has been defined as any noxious or unintended reaction to a drug that has been administered in standard doses by the proper route for the purposes of prophylaxis, diagnosis, or treatment. This definition does not include abuse, overdose, withdrawal, or error of administration. While most reactions are mild and self-limited, severe and life-threatening reactions do occur, as seen in Coma and Stroke. Death is the ultimate adverse drug event, and has now been incorporated into the book.

ADRs are underreported and thus are an underestimated cause of morbidity and mortality. The incidence and severity of ADRs can be influenced by age, sex, disease, genetic factors, type of drug, route of administration, duration of therapy, dosage, and bioavailability, as well as interactions with other drugs. It has been estimated that fatal ADRs are the third or fourth leading cause of death in the US.

This pocketbook of Neurological Drug Reactions and Interactions describes and catalogs the adverse effects of over 260 commonly prescribed and over-the-counter generic drugs and herbals used in neurology or having neurological side effects. These drugs include classes such as Anticholinergic agents, Anticonvulsants, Antimigraine agents, Anti-Parkinsonian agents and Neuromuscular blockers. The drugs have been listed and indexed by both their Generic and Trade (Brand) names for easy accessibility.