n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Drug-drug interactions in oncology : implications for general practice : clinical pharmacology
|Article Title||Drug-drug interactions in oncology : implications for general practice : clinical pharmacology|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Jan-Stefan Van der Walt and Gary Maartens|
|Publication Date||Feb 2007|
|Pages||81 - 84|
In all patients on anticancer drugs, drug interactions should be considered before prescribing concomitant medication by consulting the package inserts or other medicine information sources.
Patients on anticancer drugs are at high risk of drug-drug interactions as they are prescribed multiple drugs and are often elderly.
It is important to take a detailed medication history, including complementary / alternative and over-the-counter medicines.
Enhance monitoring for signs and symptoms of interactions when potentially interacting drugs need to be co-administered.
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