Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : ADR

Analysis of ADR (Adverse Drug Reaction) in geriatric patients of a Tribal district, special reference to self-medication and traditional medicine

Balaram Pothal, Anjali Tarai, Prof. Kali Prasad Pattnaik, Dr. Kumar Haraparasd Misra

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1848-1849

Introduction: Geriatric populations are vulnerable population for adverse drug reactions due to their pharmacokinetic limitations. ADR in older people are common cause of admission to hospital [1, 2] and important causes of morbidity and mortality. In more recent studies, the ADR rate in geriatric setting for the USA and Europe was greater (20%) than in studies carried out in general medicine settings [3]. In tribal distict, the availability of qualified doctors is an important issue, which may predispose to self- medication of modern medicines. There may also be use of various traditional medicines by quacks without prescription of authorized BAMS doctors). There is common concept that Traditional medicines are safer but reliable information (systematic toxicological evaluation) is not available [4]. Use of traditional medicine may associated with various adverse reaction that can affect oral health.