Using computerized physician order entry system to prevent drug interactions between valproic acid and carbapenems
- At: 2016 FIP Congress in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
- Type: Poster
- By: LAI, Wei-Ting (Chen Hsin General Hospital, Pharmacy, Taipei, China Taiwan)
- Co-author(s): Wei-Ting Lai:|You-Min Lu:Pharmacy,Chen Hsin General Hospital,Taipei,Taiwan, Province of China|Hung-Chua Chang:Pharmacy,Chen Hsin General Hospital,Taipei,Taiwan, Province of China|Chien-Ming Huang:Pharmacy,Chen Hsin General Hospital,Taipei,Taiwan, Province of China
Valproic acid (VPA) acts as an anticonvulsant and a mood stabilizer; carbapenems are crucial in treating severe infections. Coadministration of VPA and carbapenem decreases the plasma concentration of VPA and may lead to seizures. From January to June 2014, a total of 182 hospitalized patients were prescribed VPA, and 17 patients were.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.