Vol. 9, Issue 2, Part A (2021)
Awareness of pharmacovigilance in Unani system of medicine: A need of the hour
Author(s): Md. Naquibuddin, Md. Tanwir Alam, Md. Zeyauddin, Mohammed Aleemuddin Quamri, Md. NafisIqbal and Rabia Malik
Abstract: Unani system of medicine, although originated in Greece, is one of the recognized systems of medicine in India. They are regarded as the safest medical systems. However with the scientific ethos everything is rejected or accepted in the light of available clinical data only. Hence, to create pharmacovigilance, program for ASU drugs become essential for giving them credibility. Pharmacovigilance is an important tool to analyse the drug effect particularly its side effects, if any. To raise awareness among health care professionals about the pharmacovigilance of Unani drugs and to explore different ways of making it operationally better among health care professionals and encourage a culture of reporting regularly to the respective peripheral or higher centers. In order to achieve operational competence in the improvement of pharmacovigilance for Unani medicines and for the best practice model for Unani drugs, a systematic analysis of the areas to be focused upon and the challenges ahead, starting from proper nomenclature of Unani drugs, cultivation, procurement, drying, transportation, processing, labelling and dispensing was undertaken. All the crucial areas were identified and an understanding for the recognition and management of adverse reactions due to Unani drugs was developed. This paper gives brief concept of pharmacovigilance, and reporting of ADR of Unani Drugs.
How to cite this article:
Md. Naquibuddin, Md. Tanwir Alam, Md. Zeyauddin, Mohammed Aleemuddin Quamri, Md. NafisIqbal, Rabia Malik. Awareness of pharmacovigilance in Unani system of medicine: A need of the hour. Int J Herb Med 2021;9(2):42-47.