Article

Retrospective clinical analysis of adverse drug reactions associated with antiretroviral therapy in Tlokwe district, South Africa

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 60, issue 1, 2018 , pages: 31–36
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2017.1364013
Author(s): Rentia van GraanCentre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmaCen), Division of Pharmacology, South Africa, Michelle ViljoenCentre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmaCen), Division of Pharmacology, South Africa, Malie RheedersCentre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmaCen), Division of Pharmacology, South Africa, Fadeela MotaraPotchefstroom Hospital, Pharmacy, South Africa

Abstract

Background: South Africa has the highest number of patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) globally. Various obstacles were identified that influence effective reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in resource-limited countries. This investigation aimed to identify, classify and analyse the prevalence of ART-related ADRs.

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