Principal Scientific Officer, NCC-PvPI, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Govt. of India), Ghaziabad,

  • Research Article
    Direct Consumer Reporting of ADRs to PvPI, a Position Paper of Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission
    Author(s): Kalaivani M, Kalaiselvan, Dabhi K and Singh GNKalaivani M, Kalaiselvan, Dabhi K and Singh GN

    Patients/consumers are end user of medicines and should play important role in reporting the Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) to pharmacovigilance system. Consumers can provide detailed first-hand in formation about their experiences with medicines and how these medicines have affected their life. Direct consumer reporting leads to earlier identification and accumulation of signals and may provide neglected details related to psychiatric feelings and quality of life. Consumers may report ADRs due to “over the counter” (OTC) medicines, herbal medicines, and ADRs related to excipients and potential interactions. Direct patient/ consumer reporting will also rectify the under-reporting by patients to physician and will change the attitude related to importance of patient’s experience. NCC-PvPI (National Coordination Centre-Pharmacovigilance.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1052.1000184

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