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Therapeutic equivalence 1.2 Administration of two drugs that produce similar effects and side effects. Drugs belong in same therapeutic class
Drug interactions; Drug-Drug 1.3 interactions indicate 7-22% of adverse drug reactions
Drug-Disease 1.3 Contradictions can be avoided by maintaining an up-to-date patient history
Drug-Dietary Supplement 1.3 18% of adults use prescription drugs concurrently with herbal or vitamin products
Drug-Laboratory 1.3 is an adverse drug event, 38% of the drug used could lead to a drug-laboratory interaction which alters the concentrations of substances in the body
Drug-Nutrient 1.3 use of prescription or OTC drugs or medication shown to interfere with nutrient intake or use, to an extent that nutritional status is compromised
Dosage Strength 1.4 the proportion of active drug substance to excipient measured in units of volume in concentration , which indicates the amount of active ingredient in each dosage
Dosage forms 1.4 tablet, capsule, solution; which contains the drug substance and almost invariably other ingredients, such as excipient filters, flavors, preservatives, emulsifiers etc.
Route of administration 1.4 is the path by which a drug, fluid or other substance is taken into the body. Expamle: oral, intravenous
Therapeutic contraindications 1.5 a condition or factor that serves as a reason to withhold a certain medical treatment
Adverse effects 1.5 is an undesired harmful effect resulting from a medication or other intervention
Storage requirements 2.1 Medications are packaged according to manufacturer's specifications for effectiveness and shelf life
Storage requirements handling 2.1 Certain medications arrive in dry ice and must be stored immediately at the proper temperature Example: Vaccines store in refrigerator
Storage requirements 2.1 All medications have a package insert that describes the storage and stability of the drug
Disposal of hazardous substances and wastes 2.1 Needles must be thrown away in a sharps container, other hazardous waste should be thrown in a biohazard bag made specifically for hazardous items
Disposal of hazardous substances and wastes 2.1 Take the medication/pills out of the original container and mix with undesirable substance such as kitty litter or coffee grounds.
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