Talk:Adverse drug reaction

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Huh?[edit]

From the article: The term is preferred over the colloquial and imprecise "side effect", as the term "side effect" implies the potential for beneficial consequences, such as death and that the effects are not explained by the pharmacological actions of the drug.

I can't figure out what one phrase means: "beneficial consequences, such as death"? Does this mean that death is beneficial? Can someone clarify? I'd fix this myself if I knew what the intended sense was. Katherine Tredwell 04:29, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

    From brenniewinters-it is adverse side effect-all medication has side effects.  As my 104 year old great aunt said(by the way, she is still living and did not see a doctor for 40 years),MEDICATION is only good for a short time if and I mean if you need  NEED it. She almost died from arthritis medication-hemmorhage to her stomach. Yes the drug companies want us to go back-it is all about money honey.  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.69.138.136 (talk) 16:15, 10 October 2008 (UTC) 

RADAR[edit]

JAMA here has a news item on RADAR, an independent system for ADRs that has found such things as the link between ticlopidine and clopidogrel and TTP. JFW | T@lk 23:47, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Adverse effect (medicine)[edit]

This page seems to be a sub-set of Adverse effect (medicine), and it's not terribly long. Is there enough information overlap that the pages could be merged? WLU (talk) 13:00, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

badly written[edit]

This article is really badly written and needs a complete overall. ADR and ADE are not the same terms as previously stated. I have started by including the WHO definition of an ADR but I lack the wiki skill to edit it properly —Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ([[User talk:{{{1}}}|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/{{{1}}}|contribs]])

You should start by editing the body rather than the lead, and cite reliable sources. WLU (talk) 22:45, 21 April 2008 (UTC)


is a WHO definition not reliable then? ADR and ADE are 100% not the same thing. i am quite capable of editing this article including the lead I'm just unsure how to do citations, links ,graphs, divisions etc —Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.151.33.86 (talk) 15:16, 22 April 2008 (UTC)


Many mistakes in this article[edit]

This article is very confused. An adverse drug reaction is very different from an adverse drug event, which is in turn different from an adverse event. I just made a change to the leader before logging in in order to correct this mistake. I also included a reference backing up my change from a respected medical journal (Ann Intern Med). Please consult this article or any article written on pharmacovigilance from a knowledgeable source before changing this back to the way it was. I'm going to start working on correcting a lot of mistakes in this article, but it may take a while.

One more problem is the article linked to from this article, called adverse side effects. This article is problematic because an "adverse side effect" is really not a proper term; the correct term for a side effect that causes harm is either an adverse drug reaction or adverse drug event. Probably the best thing to do would be to change the article currently called adverse side effects to side effect, but I'm open to suggestions. In any case, it shouldn't be linked to from this article until this problem is resolved since it will only confuse people. Esbullin (talk) 02:05, 4 May 2009 (UTC)


DUH!!! Headache following spinal anesthesia in NOT an adverse drug reaction. it is a complication of the spinal tap. Dementia after open-heart surgery is NOT, as far we know so far, an adverse drug reaction. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.251.32.254 (talk) 12:14, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Adverse drug events[edit]

ADE should not be redirected to ADR, or the definition of ADR should be broadened. The system just lost my edit because it lost my session information (ARGH). It's also strange that you could change someone else's comment. (tygrus (talk) 07:08, 1 December 2009 (UTC))

The BEACH program collects general practice data in Australia. A sub study showed 10.4% of patient encounters indicated they had an adverse drug event (ADE) in the previous 6 months. Of these, 71.9% had indicated a recognised side effect was involved and 12.4% indicated drug sensitivity. See Adverse drug events in general practice patients in Australia. (tygrus (talk) 07:24, 1 December 2009 (UTC)).

Critical care admission as outcome[edit]

doi:10.1186/s13054-014-0643-5 systematically reviews the 11 studies that systematically assess ADEs as contributing to intensive care admission. Worth discussing. JFW | T@lk 11:41, 3 December 2014 (UTC)