Drug-induced Bleeding

Johnathan W. Hamrick, PharmD; Diane Nykamp, PharmD


US Pharmacist. 2015;40(12):17-21. 

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Bleeding as a result of medication therapy is a severe complication that has a negative impact on patient safety. In many cases, bleeding is not easily identified as a drug-induced problem. Pharmacists can play a pivotal role in minimizing the development of druginduced bleeding by being aware of the contributing risk factors and medications.