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Aspirin and Melaena

This page shows results related to Aspirin and Melaena from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS).

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Aspirin and Melaena

Age

>60 Years
595
50-59 Years
75
40-49 Years
27
30-39 Years
13
1-9 Years
2
10-19 Years
2
20-29 Years
2

Gender

Male: 60%
Female: 37%
Gender Unknown: 3%

Outcome

What were the most common outcomes of those reporting Melaena?

Hospitalization
703
Other
218
Life Threatening
81
Death
75
Required Intervention
25
Disability
8

Reporter

Who most commonly reported Melaena?

Other
237
Physician
211
Pharmacist
180
Consumer
59
Lawyer
8

Therapy

Of those reporting Melaena, why were they taking Aspirin?

Drug Use For Unknown Indication
72
Prophylaxis
49
Coronary Artery Disease
41
Stent Placement
33
Myocardial Infarction
27

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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