The first Spanish firm specialized in the claim and defense, judicial and extrajudicial, of the damages caused by the adverse reactions to the drugs has just been constituted, a problem that, in the most serious cases (more than half of the collected ones), causes disability for life, hospitalization and, sometimes, until the death of the patient, according to sources of the law firm.
In Spain, the registry of adverse reactions that are reported is managed through the Spanish Pharmacovigilance Database (FEDRA) of the Spanish Pharmacovigilance System of medicines for human use.
Adverse drug reaction (ADR)
The adverse reaction to medications consists of a series of symptoms or unpleasant, or serious health, manifestations that the patient suffers after the administration of the drug at doses that are considered therapeutic or prophylactic (prevention).
The drugs that produce the most adverse reactions are vaccines, which are used to treat infections, such as antibiotics, anticancer drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and psychotropic drugs.
There are many factors that can increase the probability of a reaction of this type occurring, highlighting:
- The simultaneous use of several drugs.
- The old age or the short age of the patient.
- The pregnancy.
- Certain diseases.
- Hereditary factors.