Link to EudraVigilance: where can I find information on other reports made by patients?

Since April 2012, the European Medicines Agency has opened one of its “treasure chests” to the public: all reports made by patients, consumers, healthcare professionals, and industry are collected and stored in a database called EudraVigilance. This database contains millions of suspected adverse drug reactions and other information, which before April 2012, only pharmacovigilance experts and the pharmaceutical industry could access.

If you connect on the Internet to, you can access information extracted from the EudraVigilance database. You can search for a specific medicine and access the information that can be publicly released on any suspected reactions reported for that medicine. 

  • EudraVigilance is a system designed for collecting reports of suspected side effects. These reports are used for evaluating the benefits and risks of medicines during their development and monitoring their safety following their authorisation in the European Economic Area (EEA). It has been in use since December 2001.

The European Database of Suspected Adverse Drug Reactions Reports


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