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Aspirin and Drug Toxicity

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Aspirin and Drug Toxicity

Age

30-39 Years
196
40-49 Years
180
>60 Years
167
50-59 Years
162
20-29 Years
106
10-19 Years
52
1-9 Years
24
0-12 Months
10

Gender

Male: 43%
Female: 52%
Gender Unknown: 5%

Outcome

What were the most common outcomes of those reporting Drug Toxicity?

Death
895
Hospitalization
167
Other
107
Life Threatening
32
Required Intervention
9
Disability
2

Reporter

Who most commonly reported Drug Toxicity?

Physician
361
Other
342
Pharmacist
78
Consumer
30
Lawyer
6

Therapy

Of those reporting Drug Toxicity, why were they taking Aspirin?

Drug Use For Unknown Indication
450
Suicide Attempt
238
Completed Suicide
24
Ill-defined Disorder
12
Intentional Overdose
8

Is the adverse drug reaction you’re experiencing actually due to the drug you took?

The Naranjo Scale is a questionnaire for determining the likelihood of whether an adverse drug reaction is actually due to the drug or caused by other factors. Probability is assigned via a score termed definite, probable, possible or doubtful.*

YESNOUNKOWN
Are there previous conclusive reports on this reaction?
Did the adverse event appear after the suspected drug was administered?
Did the adverse reaction improve when the drug was discontinued or a specific antagonist was administered?
Did the adverse reaction reappear when the drug was readministered?
Are there alternative causes (other than the drug) that could on their own have caused the reaction?
Did the reaction reappear when a placebo was given?
Was the drug detected in the blood (or other fluids) in concentrations known to be toxic?
Was the reaction more severe when the dose was increased, or less severe when the dose was decreased?
Did the patient have a similar reaction to the same or similar drugs in any previous exposure?
Was the adverse event confirmed by any objective evidence?
Probability of an Adverse Event
Doubtful
Possible
Probable
Definite

*Naranjo, et al. "A method for estimating the probability of adverse drug reactions." Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1981 Aug;30(2):239-45.

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