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Paradoxical reactions to commonly used drugs

Davies, C. J. MB, BS, FRCA1; Davies, D. M. FRCP, FRCP Ed2

Adverse Drug Reaction Bulletin: December 2001 - Volume - Issue 211 - p 807–810

A variety of drugs can occasionally cause paradoxical reactions resulting in the induction or aggravation of the conditions they are being used to treat. They include drugs for anaesthesia, analgesia, allergy, cardiac arrhythmias, arthritis, cancer, anticoagulation, epilepsy, diarrhoea, hypertension, infection, bronchospasm, nasal congestion, Parkinson's disease, and sedation.

1Consultant Anaesthetist, Guy's and St. Thomas's NHS Trust, London, UK

2Consulting Editor, Adverse Drug Reaction Bulletin, UK

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.