Perspective - Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Chemical Science (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2
Enhancing drug safety with therapeutic index monitoring.
Ensuring the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals is extremely important in medicine. One way he achieves this is by monitoring the therapeutic index. This tool helps healthcare professionals determine the appropriate dose of a drug based on the therapeutic index, which is the ratio of a drug's effective and toxic doses. By monitoring a drug's therapeutic index, medical professionals can ensure that patients receive appropriate doses to achieve therapeutic benefit while minimizing the risk of toxicity. This is especially important for drugs with narrow therapeutic indices where small changes in dosage can have a significant impact on patient health.Author(s): Zhang Zhao