Table 3

Classes of drugs and drug-related problems

Drug-related problem
Non-conformity to guidelinesDrug follow-upIndication without drug therapyUnderdosageOverdosageDrug without indicationSide effectInappropriate administrationDrug interactionTotal
(n=188)
DrugAlimentary tract and metabolismA02 Drugs for acid-related disorders245135
A03 Drugs for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders11
A06 Drugs for Constipation31
A10 Drugs Used in Diabetes531
A11 Vitamins11
A12 Mineral Supplements42
Blood and blood-forming organsB01 Antithrombotic agents106111243
B03 Antianemic preparations211
Cardiovascular systemC01 Cardiac therapy1116
C02 Antihypertensives1
C03 Diuretics11
C07 Beta blocking agents2
C08 Calcium channel blockers11
C09 Agents acting on the renin–angiotensin system3111
C10 Lipid-modifying agents1
DermatologicalsD07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations11
Genitourinary system and sex hormonesG04 Urologicals213
Systemic hormonal prep, excluding sex hormonesH01 Pituitary and hypothalamic hormones13
H03 Thyroid therapy11
General anti-infectives for systemic useJ01 Antibacterials for systemic use45611033
J02 Antimycotics for systemic use1
J05 Antivirals for systemic use1311
Musculoskeletal systemM02 Topical products for joint and muscular pain17
M03 Muscle relaxants1
M04 Antigout preparations311
Nervous systemN02 Analgesics331424
N03 Antiepileptics13
N05 Psycholeptics1114
N06 Psychoanaleptics2
Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellentsP01 Antiprotozoals11
Respiratory systemR03 Drugs for obstructive airway diseases53432118
Sensory organsS0111
VariousAll other therapeutic products (oxygen)33
Total45526294085264