Adverse drug reactions

Clin Med (Lond). 2016 Oct;16(5):481-485. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.16-5-481.


Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) remain a challenge in modern healthcare, particularly given the increasing complexity of therapeutics, an ageing population and rising multimorbidity. This article summarises some of the key facts about ADRs and explores aspects relating to their prevention, diagnosis, reporting and management in current clinical practice.

Keywords: Adverse drug reactions; adverse drug reaction reporting systems; clinical pharmacology; drug-related side effects and adverse reactions; pharmacovigilance.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems
  • Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions*
  • Humans
  • Pharmacovigilance