The use of “triggers”, clues to identify Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) is an effective method for measuring the overall level of harm from medications in a health care organization. Cardiovascular drugs have moved to the third place among all drug classes prescribed in the country. The use of multiple medications is a serious problem in current health care system. To detect the ADR in Cardiovascular drugs by using trigger tool methodology was done in the private hospital of Nashik city. Total number of prescriptions was considered and total number of Triggers was calculated in percentage.Total number of positive triggers which had shown ADR was calculated accordingly. Out of 180 sample size total triggers were found to be 21 (11.66%), and ADR reported to be 14 (7.77%), We found 6 (3.33%) such triggers which could not detect any ADR. 71% was the success rate in detecting ADR and 29% was failure in detecting ADR. Improving trigger tools and applying them in analyzing the ADR will surely detect the ADR soon and reduce the risk and harms in patients.
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Priyanka Paruthi, Ganesh Pansare, Avinash Khairnar. Use of Triggers to Detect Adverse Drug Reaction Induced By Cardiovascular Drugs in Outpatient Department in Nasik City. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 4(12): Dec. 2011; Page 1819-1821.