Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
SECOLI, Silvia Regina. Drugs interactions: fundamental aspects for clinical practice nursing. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2001, vol.35, n.1, pp. 28-34. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342001000100005.
Nowadays drugs interactions constitute one the most important subjects of pharmacological for clinical practive of health professionals. The concomitant use of many drugs as therapeutic strategy and the growing number of agents available contribute to enlarge the benefical effects of therapy. Besides, these factors can also permit the mutual interference of pharmacological actions that result in alteractions of therapeutics effects. The aim of this article is to review the principles pharmacological related to the mechanisms of drugs interactions, to describe the types of interactive drugs; the groups of risk patients and to suggest specific nursing interventions aiming the prevention of occurrence of adverse reactions from accidental interactions.
Keywords : Drugs interactions; Administration of medications; Nursing.