An Unexpected Adverse Drug Effect

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  • Cara J. Krulewitch CNM, PhD

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    • Assistant Professor in the Department of Child, Women's, and Family Health at the School of Nursing, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.


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Abstract

Adverse drug-drug interactions can occur between active and/or inactive ingredients in different formulations. The occurrence of a disulfiram reaction that developed postpartum following a 7-day course of metronidazole is presented. The case is presented, followed by a discussion of the mechanism of action and treatment. Recommendations for prevention of adverse drug effects are reviewed.

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