These are unwanted effects that you consider are linked to taking a medicine. Side effects also include any effects from: misuse, abuse, an error in the way the medicine has been given or overdose (taking too much medicine). Reports can be made for any medicine (including specials and unlicensed products), any vaccine, herbal product, and complimentary remedies such as homeopathic remedies, blood factors (. factors I to XIII) and immunuloglobulins (. anti-D (RHO) immunoglobulin). You can even report suspected side effects from a drug you think might be happening as a result of interactions with food and drink.
While children are known to be at greater risk than adults, there is a remarkable lack of understanding of causation, and therefore limited ability to avoid or prevent these occurrences. Alarmingly, between % and % of pediatric hospitalizations result in ADRs, and % of these reactions are severe. [17,18] Each year, approximately 26 500 American children (to age 18 years) die from ADRs.  Health Canada’s records show health care providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers reported 1193 ADRs in children between 1998 and 2002. However, this voluntary reporting system unquestionably reflects only a small proportion of significant ADRs.