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Tips for Effective Pharmacovigilance Reporting of Adverse Events

Tips for Effective Pharmacovigilance Reporting of Adverse Events

As a pharmaceutical professionals, it’s our duty to ensure that any adverse events related to drug use are reported accurately and efficiently. Here are 10 essential tips to enhance the effectiveness of your Pharmacovigilance reporting: PROMPT REPORTING It’s crucial to report adverse events as soon as they are identified. Timely reporting not only complies with…

How to Prevent Medication Error?
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How to Prevent Medication Error?

A preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional or patient/consumer. Medication incidents can have a devastating impact on: What is a Near Miss? An event that could have resulted in unwanted consequences but did not because…

Over-utilization of Proton-Pump Inhibitors

Over-utilization of Proton-Pump Inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most commonly used medications in the world. Developed for the treatment and prevention of acid-mediated upper gastrointestinal conditions, these agents are being used increasingly for indications where their benefits are less certain and for indeterminate durations. Long-term PPI use has been associated with several safety concerns: All patients…

Calcium Gluconate Injection | Drug Digest

Calcium Gluconate Injection | Drug Digest

Calcium Gluconate Injection is a form of calcium indicated for pediatric and adult patients for the treatment of acute symptomatic hypocalcemia. DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: MONITORING: CONTRAINDICATIONS: WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS: ADVERSE REACTIONS: USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS: NOTES: Read also: Resource Person: Lobna Adi (Clinical Pharmacist)

Different Phases of Clinical Trials

Different Phases of Clinical Trials

Pre-clinical (or laboratory) Studies Clinical trials are done only after preclinical findings suggest that the new drug or treatment is likely to be safe and will work in people. Pre-clinical studies, also called laboratory studies, include: Cell Studies Animal studies Phase 0 Studies The IND application must contain certain information, such as: The research sponsor…

Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D
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Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D

Calcium and vitamin D are two essential dietary supplement for their role in bone health. Institute of Medicine (IOM) share the nutrient reference values of calcium and vitamin D, known as Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for calcium and vitamin D. Calcium Salt form conversion Primary functions Essential role in blood clotting, muscle contraction, nerve transmission,…

Meropenem IV (Carbapenem) | Drug Digest
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Meropenem IV (Carbapenem) | Drug Digest

Meropenem IV (Carbapenem) is a wide spectrum antibiotic that inhibits bacterial cell-wall synthesis by binding to penicillin-binding proteins, resistant to most beta-lactamases. It is used in adults and children 3 months of age and older. Meropenem is indicated for: 1. Complicated Skin/Skin Structure Infections 2. For the treatment of bacterial meningitis 3. Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections…