Table 3

‚ÄÉTherapeutic classes causing adverse drug events (N = 733)*

Therapeutic classNo (%)
*There were actually 731 adverse drug events detected; however, two were attributed to a drug-drug interaction, e.g. hypotension induced by the combination product of midazolam hydrochloride and morphine sulfate.
Analgesics (narcotic)227 (31.0)
Anti-infectives171 (23.3)
Cardiovascular agents142 (19.4)
Anticoagulants68 (9.3)
Psychotherapeutic18 (2.4)
Immunosuppressive17 (2.3)
Spasmolytic15 (2.0)
Antineoplastic15 (2.0)
Anticonvulsant14 (1.9)
Gastrointestinal13 (1.8)
Electrolyte supplements9 (1 .2)
Diuretics9 (1.2)
Other13 (1.7)