Pharmacovigilance and reporting of Adverse Medicinal Reactions

What is Pharmacovigilance?

Pharmacovigilance is the complex of activities aimed at continuously evaluating all the information on the safety of medicines and to ensure, for all medicinal products, a favorable risk / benefit ratio for the population.


What is an Adverse Medicinal Reaction?

An Adverse Reaction to Medication is a harmful effect and unwanted – a sign, symptom or disease – resulting from the use of a medicinal product.

Adverse reactions can result from an authorized or unauthorized use of the medicine, or occupational exposure. Terms of unauthorized use include, among others, overdose, misuse, abuse and medication errors.


Why signal an Adverse Drug Reaction?

The reporting of suspected adverse reactions that occur after the marketing authorization of a medicinal product is important, as it can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.


How to Report an Adverse Medicinal Reaction?

The reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions can be carried out not only by the health care but also by citizens.

The AIFA website provides detailed information on pharmacovigilance and on how to report suspected adverse reactions, the following link

Can contact the Pharmacovigilance department of New Farmec srl clicking here.