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Adverse Drug Reactions () are the problem that adds extra burden in the global scenario. Anticancer drugs can lead to severe negative consequences due to these . This study was conducted to assess the causality, severity and preventability of the identified of chemotherapeutic drugs among hospitalized patients diagnosed with cancer and also to analyze its management. A prospective observational study was conducted among cancer patients for a period of eight months. A total of 120 hospitalized patients who developed at least one ADR due to chemotherapy were included in this study. Data were collected and documented in a well-designed data collection form. A total of 166 were detected in 120 patients. 33(19.8%), was found as the most commonly identified ADR. Patients administered with as were found to be reported with the highest number of (36). According to Naranjo’s scale and WHO causality assessment, 110(66.2%) and 105(63.2%) were found probable. & scale of severity showed that 97(58.4%) were moderate and Modified and Thornton scale revealed that 129(77.7%) were not preventable. The patients prescribed with , , regimen should be strictly and continuously monitored for the symptoms of ADR. Early detection of ADR can decrease morbidity and mortality.

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ADRs Cancer Chemotherapy Causality Management

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Sanija P, Nandakumar U P, Jayaram Shetty K, Bharath Raj K C, Vinay B C, Sharad Chand, & Juno J Joel. (2020). Adverse Drug Reactions and its Management Associated with Cancer Chemotherapy. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(4), 5828-5835. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i4.3232