About Drug Toxicity
Drug Toxicity is defined as Any Noxious and unintended response to the medicinal product if a medicine is properly prescribed and administered. Drug Toxicity is also called adverse drug reaction (ADR).Drug Toxicity is mainly four types- Cytotoxicity, Carcinogenicity, Mutagenicity, and Teratogenicity. Factor affecting drug toxicity are Patient’s Age, Genetic factor, Pathological conditions, Dose, Drug-drug interaction etc. Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Abdominal pain, Central nervous system dysfunction, Anemia are the common side effect of drug toxicity. Most common treatment for drug toxicity is giving activated charcoal, which binds the drug so the body can’t absorb the drug.