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Drug Investigation

, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp 337–339 | Cite as

A Prospective Intensive Study of Adverse Drug Reactions in Rural Medicine

  • Paul Montastruc
  • Stephane Rey
  • Christian Rey
  • Marie-Elise LLau
  • Jean-Louis Montastruc
Original Research Article

Summary

A prospective intensive 6-month follow-up study of adverse drug reactions in over 4500 consultations in rural medicine was performed. A total of 49 adverse drug reactions were reported and analysed. The most frequently reported side effects were cutaneous (30.6%), digestive (28.6%) and neurological (22.4%). These were mainly associated with the use of anti-infectious (22.5%), cardiovascular (22.5%) and anti-inflammatory (16.5%) drugs. This study emphasises that adverse drug reactions represent a relatively high frequency (1.1%) of consultations in primary health care in rural medicine.

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© Adis International Limited 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Montastruc
    • 1
  • Stephane Rey
    • 2
  • Christian Rey
    • 2
  • Marie-Elise LLau
    • 1
  • Jean-Louis Montastruc
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Pharmacologie Médicale et Clinique, Centre Midi-Pyrénées de Pharmacovigilance et d’Informations sur le MédicamentCentre Hospitalier Universitaire, Faculté de MédecineToulouse CedexFrance
  2. 2.Nogaro-en-GascogneFrance

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