RxISK Adverse Drug Reaction Database

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    The RxISK organization hosts a database of drug side-effects that have been reported to the FDA and Health Canada.

    The database can be searched according to the drug’s brand name or generic name:
    http://rxisk.org/drugs-a-z/

    Or it can be searched according to particular side effects:
    http://rxisk.org/tools/search-by-side-effect/

     

    One very useful bit of information is the PRR value, which is derived by taking the ratio of a particular side-effect being reported by patients who took one medication and comparing it to how often that particular side-effect has been reported by patients who took other medications.

    For instance: a PRR value of 2 for reports of Erectile Dysfunction associated with Fluoxetine means that erectile dysfunction is twice as likely to be reported by patients who took Fluoxetine than patients who took other medications and a PRR value of 5 means it 5 times more likely to be reported by patients who took Fluoxetine.

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    Nice idea they have there, pretty smart.

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