Good to know

This section explains the importance of being pharmaco-vigilant. If you, or someone you care for, is affected by a disease, it is important to be aware that information exists that can help you in the case of an unexpected event in relation to your treatment.

 

Which medicines are safe?

A totally safe and still fully effective medicine does not exist. Even penicillin, which has saved millions of lives can cause severe allergies, which can be deadly.

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What should I do first if I suspect an adverse drug effect?

Always try to contact your doctor, or another healthcare professional, your pharmacist or your nurse.

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If I make a mistake when taking the drug, should I report my error?

Yes, by reporting it you can inform the authorities in charge, who might compare the different packages or notices you may have, and propose changes.

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Where can I find information on other reports made by patients?

EudraVigilance is the database where all reports from doctors and patients are recorded, and you now have access to these data.

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What happens after I report an adverse drug effect?

All reports are collected by the pharmacovigilance authorities in your country and are analysed both at national and at European level.

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