Drugs & Elderly
Focus Farmacovigilanza 2013;77(7):6
Falls represent a common and complex geriatric pathology profile.1 About 30% of elderly patients living in community fall at least once per year and half of them has frequent falls.1-2 Percentages are higher for more advanced age group and for institutionalised subjects.3 Falls and their...
Phytovigilance & Supplements
Focus Farmacovigilanza 2013;75(3):6
In order to understand and evaluate the potential risks associated with natural products, Italy since 2002 has activated a surveillance system for adverse reactions to these products, which is coordinated by Istituto Superiore della Sanità (ISS).1 At present the database contains 850 reports of...
Drugs & Children
Focus Farmacovigilanza 2013;74(1):6
Paracetamol and ibuprofen are the only antipyretic drugs recommended for pediatric age. Their administration is indicated when fever causes discomfort to the child. A recent meta-analysis showed that discontinued usage of these drugs cannot prevent fever convulsions.[1] Their usage is indicated...
Drugs & Elderly
Focus Farmacovigilanza 2012;73(11):6
Atrial fibrillation (AF) incidence increases according to patient age. Oral anticoagulant therapy with vitamin K antagonists, like warfarin, reduces stroke risk in AF patients, including elderly.[1,2] The INR (International Normalized Ratio) normal range for atrial fibrillation lays between 2 and...