Pharmacovigilance is the set of activities directed toward identifying, assessing, understanding and preventing adverse effects or any other problem related to the use of medicines.
Spontaneous reports of suspected adverse reactions are an important source of information for pharmacovigilance activities, as they allow to detect potential safety signals associated with the use of the medicines in order to make them safer, to the benefit of all patients.
An adverse reaction is a response to a medicinal product which is noxious and unintended.
This includes adverse reactions which arise from:
- use of a medicinal product within the terms of the marketing authorisation;
- use outside the terms of the marketing authorisation, including overdose, misuse, abuse and medication errors;
- occupational exposure.
HOW TO REPORT AN ADVERSE DRUG REACTION
If you need to report an adverse drug reaction in relation on Esapharma products, you can choose one of the following options:
- getting in touch with your doctors, pharmacists, or any other healthcare professional (such as nurses etc.);
- filling-in the form, available at https://www.aifa.gov.it/content/segnalazioni-reazioni-avverse;