Common contra-indications and interactions of drugs in orthopaedic practice

June 24, 2015

Source:  The Bone & Joint Journal 97-B/4 pp. 434-41

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Date of publicationApril 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: Many medicines for orthopaedic conditions can produce serious adverse reactions if prescribed inappropriately, either alone or in combination with other drugs. Often these hazards are not appreciated. The European Union has issued legislation regarding safety measures which member states must adopt to minimise the risk of errors of medication. A number of initiatives in the UK and the United States have highlighted the importance of informing and educating clinicians. In this article, common drug interactions and contra-indications in orthopaedic practice are discussed.

Length of Publication:  8 pages

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