Drug-Induced Gastrointestinal Disorders

Part of the Radiology of Iatrogenic Disorders book series (IATROGENIC)


Gastrointestinal disorder related to drug administration is a common phenomenon (1–6). In one study, drug reactions occurred in 16% of all hospital inpatients, with gastrointestinal reactions accounting for 26.9% of the total (1). Although frequently the reaction may be minor, such as mild nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, serious drug-induced disease is often encountered as well. Outpatient illness serious enough to warrant medical service admission included 2.9% drug-induced cases in one series, excluding suicide attempts and drug abuse (5). Gastrointestinal reactions, usually hemorrhage, were the second most common manifestation (18.5%) after cardiovascular (22.2%).


Small Bowel Oral Contraceptive Focal Nodular Hyperplasia Ischemic Colitis Paralytic Ileus 
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