SelfCare Focus: a selection of newly published papers on self-care from the worldwide literature. 1. Adverse Event Trends Associated with Over-the-counter Combination Cold Remedy: Data Mining of the Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report Database

In this section, we will provide a brief summary and a link to the published abstract of newly published papers selected from the worldwide literature as being of particular interest to the SelfCare community.

Adverse Event Trends Associated with Over-the-counter Combination Cold Remedy: Data Mining of the Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report Database.

By: Sasaoka S, Hatahira H, Hasegawa S, Motooka Y, Nakamura M et al.

Yakugaku Zasshi – Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan 2018; 138: 123-134.

Summary: The aim was to evaluate the adverse event profiles of OTC combination cold remedies using the Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report (JADER) database. The JADER database contained 430,587 reports between April 2004 and November 2016. 1084 adverse events associated with the use of OTC combination cold remedy were reported. Combination cold remedies containing acetaminophen exhibited a significantly higher reporting ratio for hepatobiliary disorders than OTC combination cold remedy without acetaminophen.

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