The Importance of Pharmacovigilance In The Therapeutic Process And Ensuring Drug Safety

Söylemez Ş. C., Eroğlu İ., Eyupoğlu O. E.

Journal of Advances in Bio- pharmaceutics and Pharmacovigilance, vol.6, no.1, pp.24-30, 2024 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Drug toxicity, which is frequently encountered recently, has become an important problem. Adverse and toxic effects of drugs, drug-drug interactions, and incorrect or missing drug use can cause this toxicity. Health professionals have increased their efforts over the years and established the pharmacovigilance system to prevent these effects from occurring. Pharmacovigilance is a system concerned with drug safety and effectiveness. This process aims to monitor, evaluate and manage possible risks that may arise after the drugs are placed on the market. Drug safety involves the systematic review of side effects reported by healthcare professionals, patients, and drug manufacturers. The pharmacovigilance process aims to ensure the safety of medicines by evaluating the risk-benefit balance. Measures are developed against identified risks, and these measures can take various forms, such as drug labelling changes, use restrictions or withdrawal of the drug from the market. Pharmacovigilance is a process carried out by regulatory bodies related to drug regulation and safety around the world and plays an important role in ensuring the safe and effective use of medicines. It also encourages rational drug use by ensuring drug safety. Working in partnership with healthcare professionals ensures that the therapeutic process results in the best and most reliable way for the patient.