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Adverse Effects, Drug-Induced

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When searching for a specific drug-induced adverse effect, combine a drug term in the Drug field with a free-text truncated keyword in the Title or Abstract fields, e.g. Drug: clozapine, Title or Abstract: "agranulocy*".

If this does not find the information you want, try a broader search by combining the drug term with an appropriate side effect descriptor, e.g. Drug: clozapine, Descriptor: "SIDE EF HEMIC LYMPHATIC 83".

A common mistake when searching for drug-induced adverse effects is using the Disease field to search for the specific disease or condition induced by the drug. Combining drug and disease search terms pulls articles in which the drug was used to treat the specified disease or was used in a patient with that disease.
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  IDIS Drug Database 1966 - December 2014

Full-text articles/reports from 1988 through the current month are available in IDIS Drug Database.

IDIS is a database of index records to articles about drugs and drug therapy in humans taken from over 200 leading medical and pharmaceutical journals, FDA approval packages, FDA Advisory Committee briefing documents, FDA boxed warnings, AHRQ publications, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines and appraisals, clinical practice guidelines and more. The complete article/report is also available online (1988 through the current month). The system is designed to retrieve specific information concerning a drug and/or drug treatment of a disease state. Authoritative publications have been selected to provide broad coverage of both general and specialty areas of pharmacy and medicine.

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