Adverse drug reaction overviews for cannabis end-products
The Danish Medicines Agency receives and registers reports of suspected adverse drug reactions (suspected side effects) of cannabis end-products covered by the Act on a Medicinal Cannabis Pilot Programme. In the adverse drug reaction (ADR) overviews, we publish data from these reports.
While the ADR overviews can be a useful tool to identify possible safety problems, they do not offer a complete overview of the risks that might be associated with the use of cannabis end-products. Therefore, conclusions on the safety and risks of the products cannot be made on the data shown in the ADR overviews alone.
ADR overviews cannot be used to calculate the probability of experiencing adverse reactions from a cannabis end-product, and you cannot compare the safety of different products by comparing the figures in the ADR overviews.
Doctors, healthcare professionals, patients and relatives are asked to report adverse reactions to the Danish Medicines Agency even if they only have a suspicion that the symptoms are adverse reactions of a product. A reported suspected adverse reaction is therefore not the same as a documented, actual link between the product and the experienced adverse reaction.
Before using the ADR overviews
ADR overviews of products admitted to the Danish Medicines Agency's list of cannabis products covered by the pilot programme: