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 were accessible only to pharmacovigilance experts and the pharmaceutical industry.

 

If you connect on the Internet to www.adrreports.eu, 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. 

EUDRAVILIGANCE

Home page of the Eudravigilance database where you can  access all spontaneous reports on suspected adverse drug reactions in Europe and beyond.

For the moment you will have access to the following information:
 

  • Number of cases by age groups, sex, and by geographic origin (within or outside of the European Economic Area)

www.adrreports.eu

For a medicine called Zyprexa® taken as an example, you can see the number of cases reported (total number and percentages), by age groups, by sex, by geographic origin.

  • Number of cases by reaction groups: a reaction group is a broad type of reaction (e.g. intestinal disorders, heart disorders)

here you see all the reaction groups and the number of cases, sorted by age. You can also display by sex, by reporter group (patient, healthcare professional) or by geographic origin

Here you see all the reaction groups and the number of cases, sorted by age. You can also display by sex, by reporter group (patient, healthcare professional) or by geographic origin.

  • Number of cases for a selected reaction group: if you select for example intestinal disorders as a reaction to drug X, you can see the number of cases by age groups, by sex, by type of reporter and by geographic origin.

here blood and lymphatic system disorders suspected to be caused by the medicine Zyprexa® are shown.

Here blood and lymphatic system disorders suspected to be caused by the medicine Zyprexa® are shown.

  • Number of cases for a selected reaction: within a reaction group you can even select a specific reaction and see how many reports were made.

Here we have selected diarrhoea reported as an intestinal disorder. Number of cases display by age groups, sex, reporter type and geographic origin.

Page created: 08/11/2012
Page last updated: 07/11/2014
 
 
The voice of rare disease patients in EuropeEURORDIS The international voice of people living with rare diseasesRare Disease International Bringing together patients, families and experts to share experiences in a moderated multi-language forum. RareConnect The Rare Barometer Programme is a EURORDIS initiative that carries out surveys to transform rare disease patients' experiences into figures and facts that can be shared with decision-makers.Rare Barometer An international awareness raising campaign taking place on the last day of February each year, Rare Disease Day is a EURORDIS initiativeRare Disease Day Join the largest gathering of rare disease stakeholders across Europe, at the biennial European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products. ECRD is a EURORDIS initiativeEuropean Conference on Rare Diseases