Issues and Challenges in Pharmacovigilance of Herbal Formulations

Vasudev Pai, Chandrashekar Kodangala Subraya, Aswatha Ram Holavana Halli Nanjundaiah, Venkatesh Kamath, Vijayanarayana Kunhikatta

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Pharmacovigilance is important for generating accurate safety of herbal medications in-formation. The present methods were designed for synthetic medications and will need to be modi-fied to account for the unique characteristics of medicinal plants. The objective of pharmacovigi-lance is to identify, measure, and explain adverse effects or other potential drug-related issues associated with herbal, traditional, and complementary therapies, as well as to avoid them. Required data for pharmcovigilance of herbal drugs and formulation were obtained from electronic sources (google scholar, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science), several textbooks. The keywords used to search for various journal publishers such as Willey Online Library, Springer, Wolters Kluwer and Elsevier were closely monitored. This review article covers all the relevant information on issues and challenges in pharmacovigilance of formulation covering Herbal drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Drug Safety
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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