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22 Side Effects**
Not a desired effect
Not usually life threatening
Can alleviated with specific measures
AKA “Common adverse effect” 23 Adverse Effect
More severe than a side effect
Always an undesirable effect
Always reported to the health care
Can be detrimental to the patient
Can cause the patient to die
Ex: dropping a blood pressure too low
“Serious life-threatening adverse effect”
24 Minimizing Adverse Effects
All drugs have the potential to produce
Always know the following: – The major adverse effects the drug can
– The time when these reactions are likely to
– Early signs that an adverse reaction is
– Interventions that can minimize discomfort
and 25 Minimizing Adverse Interactions
Take a thorough drug history.
Advise the patient to avoid OTC drugs that
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- Spring '14