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Table 5 Top 10 drug classes in which adverse drug reactions were avoided by pharmacist intervention

From: Potential drug-related problems detected by routine pharmaceutical interventions: safety and economic contributions made by hospital pharmacists in Japan

  Drug class Number of cases
1 Anti-infectivea 388
2 Anticancer agent 292
3 Antiulcer drugb 180
4 Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drug 140
5 Cardiovascular agentc 85
5 Psychoneurotic agentd 85
7 Antidiabetic agent 60
8 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug 49
9 Steroidal anti-inflammatory drug 35
10 Laxative agent 26
10 Allergy medication 26
  1. aAntimicrobials, antimycotics, and antivirotics
  2. bPotassium-competitive acid blocker, proton pump inhibitor, H2 receptor antagonist, and other mucosal protectants
  3. cAntihypertensives, antiarrhythmics, and drugs for coronary heart disease
  4. dAntidepressants, sleeping pills, antiepileptics, antipsychotics, dementia medication, and central analgesics (except opioids)