* Druginformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an official signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.
* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.
* About AERS: The Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into AERS. The AERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, AERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.
The total number of adverse event reports in the FDA-owned Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS).
The total number of adverse event reports extracted from online social media sources (forum discussions, user reviews, etc).
The total number of distinct comments (forum posts, user reviews, etc) written by users of a drug.
The percent of all side effect complaints to the FDA that are for the selected adverse event.
The percent of all side effect complaints made in social media that are for the selected adverse event.