Potential drug–drug interactions among hospitalised TB patients
METHOD: This was a single-centre retrospective study to assess pDDIs between first-line anti-TB drugs and other medications for comorbidities among hospitalised TB patients using IBM Micromedex® and Drugs.com.
RESULTS: On multivariate regression analysis, hospitalised TB patients with comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus, HIV infection and hypertension, longer hospitalisation, and patients administered with more than seven drugs during their hospital stay were associated with increased risk for the occurrence of pDDIs. Significant discrepancies were observed in the detection and severity of pDDIs between IBM Micromedex and Drugs.com.
CONCLUSION: We recommend using free access drug information database to a subscription drug information database in drug interaction screening protocols in clinics for enhanced identification of pDDIs and reducing monetary burden in resource-limited settings.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Pharmacy Practice, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India 2: Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India 3: Department of Infectious Diseases, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
Publication date: December 1, 2022
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