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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 70  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54-56
 

Drug interactions of some commonly used drugs in dermatology


Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical College, Kottayam

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Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical College, Kottayam
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How to cite this article:
Cyriac M J. Drug interactions of some commonly used drugs in dermatology . Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2004;70:54-6


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Cyriac M J. Drug interactions of some commonly used drugs in dermatology . Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2004 [cited 2020 Jun 6];70:54-6. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2004/70/1/54/6826


Drug interactions leading to serious adverse effects are to be cautiously watched for when multiple drugs are used simultaneously.[1] It is important for the physician to be aware of these interactions. Although in many instances the adverse interaction does not reach a magnitude of recognizable clinical expression, rarely it can result in a serious adverse outcome.

Adverse drug interactions may lead to increased toxicity, decreased efficacy or both. The possibility of interaction with non-prescription drugs, herbal or alternative medicines or food should also be borne in mind.[2] Increased risk of drug induced toxicity or therapeutic failure can occur when a new drug is added to a treatment regimen. It is impossible to remember all possible drug interactions. A ready to refer checklist is useful as a handy reference.

Some of the commonly used drugs in dermatology and their interactions, resultant clinical effect and possible underlying mechanisms are given in [Table - 1], [Table:1contd]. [Table - 2] lists the drugs with their relative risk for inducing interactions. 

 

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