versão ISSN 1029-3019
RODRIGUEZ ALFARO, Maryenis; GROSS FERNANDEZ, Caridad; CASAS GROSS, Sandra e ALVAREZ SOCORRO, Yuri. Drug surveillance in patients with HIV/AIDS in a hospital of Zimbabwe. MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp. 326-332. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and prospective study was conducted in 171 patients with HIV/AIDS treated with antiretroviral drugs from April to December 2008 in Bindura Hospital of Central Mashonaland province (Zimbabwe), in order to evaluate the adverse reactions to these drugs. Patients of the case material received combinations of fixed and triple doses of medications prescribed to control the disease process. It was found that females were the most affected, 13,4 % experienced undesirable drug effects and most adverse reactions were of probable causation and moderate clinical significance. The pharmacy staff play an important role in therapeutic follow up of these carriers.
Palavras-chave : human immunodeficiency virus; AIDS; antiretroviral therapy; pharmacy staff; drug effect; Zimbabwe.