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Table 4 Indexing for Adverse Effects in EMBASE

From: Incomplete evidence: the inadequacy of databases in tracing published adverse drug reactions in clinical trials

Drug Records Indexed Terms used
(no. of reports) available for AE [frequency]
Aspirin 30 16 Adverse-reactions-titles [13]
(37)    Bleeding-SE [8]
    GI-hemorrhage-SE [5]
    Adverse-drug-reaction [4]
    Antithrombotic-agent-ADR [2]
    ASA-ADR [10], ASA-SE [1]
    Hematemesis-SE [1], Melena-SE [1]
    Stomach-hemorrhage-SE [1]
Antihypertensive drugs 9 3 Adverse-drug-reaction [3]
(13)    Adverse-reactions-titles [1]
Ibuprofen 26 13 Adverse-reactions-titles [12]
(29)    Specific symptom*-SE [9]
    Ibuprofen-ADR [8]
    Adverse-drug-reaction [3]
    Analgesic-agent-ADR [1]
    Drug-safety [1]
    Drug-tolerability [1]
    Nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory-agent-AE [1]
    Side effect [1]
Paracetamol 23 11 Adverse-drug-reactions-titles [10]
(32)    Adverse-drug-reaction [8]
    Paracetamol-ADR [2]
    Specific symptom*-SE [2]
    Drug-safety [1]
  1. *any named symptom (e.g. nausea, vomiting)