Table 1.

Frequency of MEs by drug class and ADRs by type

Type of ME or ADRFrequency (%)
ME by drug class
 Immunosuppressant108 (48)
 Other38 (17)
 Antihypertensive27 (12)
 Antibiotics23 (10)
 Not noted15 (7)
 Diabetes mellitus10 (5)
 NSAIDs2 (1)
 Gastrointestinal48 (15)
ADRs by type
 Rejection22 (7)
 Opportunistic infection54 (17)
 Metabolic136 (42)
 Neurologic11 (3)
 Cytopenia54 (17)
 Dermatologic2 (0.1)
  • ME, medication error; ADR, adverse drug reaction; NSAID, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.