NE60/T36-T50 Harmful effects of drugs, medicaments or biological substances, not elsewhere classified

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Aetiology

The aetiology of the harmful effects of drugs, medicaments or biological substances is not clearly understood. However, it is believed that some of the causes of such effects may include an individual’s sensitivity to the ingredients in the medication, incorrect usage of medication, incorrect dosage, and interactions between multiple drugs or substances.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of the harmful effects of drugs, medicaments or biological substances is based on a thorough medical history, physical examination and laboratory tests. The doctor will ask questions about current or past medical conditions, medications taken and any other substances used. The doctor may also perform blood tests, urine tests, or imaging tests to help diagnose the condition.

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis of the harmful effects of drugs, medicaments or biological substances include the following: drug interactions, allergies, poisoning, adverse reactions to medications, and other medical conditions.

Treatment

The treatment of the harmful effects of drugs, medicaments or biological substances depends on the cause. If the cause is a drug interaction, the doctor may switch the medications or adjust the doses. If the cause is an allergy, the doctor may prescribe an antihistamine or steroid medication. If the cause is poisoning, the doctor may give activated charcoal to absorb the poison. If the cause is an adverse reaction to the medication, the doctor may stop the medication or switch to a different one.

Prognosis

The prognosis of the harmful effects of drugs, medicaments or biological substances depends on the cause and the severity of the condition. In most cases, the prognosis is good and the symptoms can be managed with treatment. However, if the condition is caused by drug interactions or poisoning, the prognosis may be more serious.

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