Toxic is a response to a drug that is noxious and unintended and occurs at doses normally used in man for the prophylaxis, diagnosis or therapy of disease, or for modification of physiological functionâ. Furthermore, an ADR can also be defined as âan appreciably harmful or unpleasant reaction, resulting from an intervention related to the use of a medicinal product, which predicts hazard from future administration and warrants prevention or specific treatment, or alteration of the dosage regimen or withdrawal of the product ADRs can differ extensively in their clinical presentation and severity. It is important to include all drug-related diseases in the differential diagnosis in all patients presenting with new symptoms as ADRs can occur in any organ system and can mimic any disease process. .
Adverse drug reactions are one prominent and vastly discussed topic in Journal of Clinical Toxicology. The journal publishes original research and review articles based on this topic.
Last date updated on June, 2014