EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS – DRUG ADVERSE EVENTS

US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the CDC in a new compiled database show:

insulin, warfarin, amoxicillin, aspirin, trimeth-sulfa are the top five drugs of adverse reactions.

Not so surprisingly, about 54% of the total adverse events were UN-intentional, about 31% were adverse effects, and about 11% were allergic type reactions.  Only about 1/2 % were vaccine related.

An estimated 700,000 persons head to the ER for such problems.  Urgent cares not included.

CDC estimates that of the now 300 million Americans, about 130 million use medicines monthly.

BE INFORMED AND HELP YOUR DOCTOR HELP YOU:

KNOW THE DRUG AND WHAT IT'S PURPOSE IS FOR

KNOW THE DOSE AND FOR HOW LONG

RIGHT DRUG, RIGHT DOSE, RIGHT ROUTE, RIGHT TIME, RIGHT REASON, RIGHT EFFECT

***When in doubt, call your doctor or pharmacist to double check.  Communication is key !Tongue out