Adverse drug reactions are frequently serious enough to result in admission to hospital. It is well recognised that adverse drug reactions (ADR) place a significant burden on the health service. Studies performed in an attempt to quantify this have shown adverse drug reactions account for 1 in 16 hospital admissions, and for 4% of hospital bed capacity (1).
Drug:drug interactions (DDI) account for 3-5% of serious adverse reactions and are a common cause of hospital admission(2). Systemic azole antifungal medications have a high potential to cause DDI’s with many prescription drugs (3).
We have developed a quick reference drug interaction database for systemic antifungal drugs. This is now available as a smartphone APP.
- ECCMID 24th (2014)