IMA Starts Nodal center for adverse drug reactions
New Delhi, March 11, 2016: IMA PvPI Initiative has started a nodal center at IMA headquarters. All IMA members can now report adverse reactions to drugs, vaccines, medical devices, Blood products and herbal products at IMA PvPI helpline 9717776514, open Monday to Friday 9-5.30PM They can also call 18001803024.
Clinical trials only detect common adverse drug reactions as less than 500 human subjects are involved in any trial. Even 1 Adverse Drug Reaction of medicine in 10,000 populations is considered as unsafe.
Adverse Drug Reactions can be known or unknown, serious or non-serious due to drugs, vaccines, devices and blood products. If any doctor finds their patient vomiting, suffering from stomach pain, excessive itching, rashes, a severe headache, or high fever after taking any drug report, they must report an adverse event to safeguard their patients. Reporting even one adverse drug reaction can go a long way in safeguarding the overall health and safety India’s 1.2 billion population,” said Dr SS Agarwal – National President IMA & Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal – Honorary Secretary General IMA.
An adverse drug reaction (ADR) is an injury caused by taking a medication. ADRs may occur following a single dose or prolonged administration of a drug or result from the combination of two or more drugs. Most adverse drug reactions are dose-related; others are allergic or idiosyncratic. Dose-related ADRs are usually predictable; ADRs unrelated to dose are usually unpredictable.