By Jerome Z. Litt, Neil Shear

Nearly 20 years after the 1st Drug Eruptions & Reactions guide was compiled through Dr. Litt, this vintage paintings has been built and accelerated into Litt’s D.E.R.M. Relied upon by way of dermatologists and scientific practitioners across the world for its unprecedented useful specialize in adversarial results and cutaneous reactions, this article is the basic quick-reference instrument for sufferer care and drug safety.

While a accomplished photograph is obtainable through a subscription to the net database, the guide provides crucial info for fast scientific reference – the exchange names, half-life, identified interactions with different medicinal drugs, the being pregnant classification into which the drug falls in addition as the different types of reactions and the occurrence and variety of reactions said for every. The handbook additionally deals a brief description of the commonest eruption styles, lists of the medicine that reason vital reactions, and a concordance of synonyms, customary names, and exchange names. even though the handbook has grown from a foundation in dermatology, all wide-spread medicinal drugs are integrated and all kinds of response past these present in the skin, hair, and nails are recorded.

New this 12 months is a groundbreaking part on classification reactions: ten significant sessions of frequent medications (including ACE inhibitors, statins, and tricyclic antidepressants). These are provided in tabular shape, displaying at a look which reactions are identified to take place in all individuals of the category and at which degrees, which happen in a majority, and which happen at major degrees for even a couple of contributors.

No medical practitioner can come up with the money for to be with out this worthwhile instrument to aid expect, diagnose, and get to the bottom of difficulties bobbing up from pharmaceuticals. preferably practitioners should still avial themselves of either the database and the handbook, for his or her diverse purposes.


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Coli derived aparaginase Class: Antineoplastic Clinically important, potentially hazardous interactions with: none known Pregnancy category: C Skin Anaphylactoid reactions/Anaphylaxis (17%) Hypersensitivity (17%) Urticaria (17%) Central Nervous System Fever (3%) Headache (1%) Neurotoxicity [1] Seizures (1%) Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Abdominal pain (1%) Diarrhea (1%) Hepatotoxicity (1–3%) Nausea (2%) Pancreatitis (4%) Vomiting (2%) Endocrine/Metabolic Hyperammonemia (1%) Hyperglycemia (2%) Hematologic Coagulopathy (3%) Sepsis [1] Local Injection-site reactions (<1%) ASPARTAME Class: Sweetening agent Half-life: N/A Clinically important, potentially hazardous interactions with: none known Pregnancy category: A (the pregnancy category will be C for women with phenylketonuria) Note: Upon ingestion, the artificial sweetener, aspartame is metabolized to formaldehyde in the body and has been reportedly associated with systemic contact dermatitis in patients exquisitely sensitive to formaldehyde.

Coli derived asparaginase. Skin Anaphylactoid reactions/Anaphylaxis (3–40%) [4] Angioedema [3] Diaphoresis Edema Exanthems Hypersensitivity (6–40%) [11] Peripheral edema Pruritus (<1%) [1] Rash (<1%) Serum sickness [1] Toxic epidermal necrolysis [2] Urticaria (1–15%) [5] Vasculitis [1] Hair Alopecia Nails Leukonychia (Mees’ lines) [1] Mucosal Aphthous stomatitis (1–10%) Oral lesions (26%) Stomatitis (1–10%) Cardiovascular Flushing [1] Central Nervous System Chills (>10%) Coma (25%) Depression (>10%) Encephalopathy [1] Fever (>10%) Hallucinations Headache Leukoencephalopathy [3] Neurotoxicity [3] Seizures (10–60%) [1] Somnolence (>10%) Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Abdominal pain (70%) Hepatotoxicity [1] Pancreatitis (15%) [15] Vomiting (50–60%) Endocrine/Metabolic Hyperglycemia [1] ASPARTAME Genitourinary Azotemia (66%) Hematologic Coagulopathy Hemorrhage [1] Sepsis [2] Thrombosis [4] Ocular Cataract Local Injection-site erythema Other Allergic reactions (15–35%) [1] ASPARAGINASE ERWINIA CHRYSANTHEMI Synonym: crisantaspase Trade names: Erwinase (EUSA Pharma), Erwinaze (EUSA Pharma) Indications: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in patients who have developed hypersensitivity to E.

Limbitrol is amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide. B 2013 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC AMLODIPINE Trade names: Exforge (Novartis), Istin (Pfizer), Lotrel (Novartis), Norvasc (Pfizer), Tekamlo (Novartis) Indications: Hypertension, angina Class: Antiarrhythmic class IV, Calcium channel blocker Half-life: 30–50 hours Clinically important, potentially hazardous interactions with: amprenavir, carbamazepine, conivaptan, delavirdine, elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir, epirubicin, imatinib, phenytoin, primidone, sildenafil, simvastatin, St John’s wort, tadalafil, telaprevir Pregnancy category: C Note: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients <6 years of age have not been established.

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