Journal of Pharmacovigilance

Journal of Pharmacovigilance
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6887

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Assefa MB

Assefa MB
College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University,
Addis Ababa

  • Research Article
    Drug Interactions in Cardiovascular Patients in Yekatit 12 Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Assefa MB and Kassahun TAssefa MB and Kassahun T

    Background: Cardiovascular patients are more often reported with drug-drug interactions as compared to patients with other diseases. The high rate of prescribed drugs in elderly patients increases the likelihood of drug interactions and thus the risk that drugs themselves can be the cause of hospitalization. Purpose: The objective of the research is to assess drug interaction in cardiovascular patients at Yekatit 12 Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Patients and Methods: Retrospective cross-sectional study design was involved to assess drug-drug interaction and associated factors in cardiovascular patients admitted in Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College. A total of 209 medical charts of cardiovascular patients were included to this study. Drug-drug interaction was checked using standard drug interaction checker soft.. Read More»

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