Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs and Quarlified Person for Pharmacovigilance (QPPV) of DKT International, Mr. Abdulai Adamu has called on the authorities to promote the use of contraceptives in the Ghanaian society.
The Pharmacovigilance specialist also advised the users of contraceptives to report any Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR)to the nearest pharmacy shops.
Speaking in an interview with Ghanaiandemocrat.com during this year’s ADR workshop held in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, he said the use of contraceptive by couples has been encouraging over the years.
To him, lack of proper information on the use of contraceptives in the country has resulted in unwanted pregnancies and infectious diseases such as HIV/Aids.
He said there are different types of contraceptives including the use of condoms that has to be promoted among the sexually active users.
Mr. Abdulla concedes that there is side effect but that side effect is just a minimal complication that one can experience in any drug and that that should not discourage Ghanaians from using contraceptives.
According to him, contraceptive use over the years has proven to be the safest and surest way of family planning methods.
DKT International, a leading producer of contraceptive drugs has begun a workshop to sensitize and educate pharmacists, the Chemical shops, and health professionals on how to report Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR).
The workshop aimed at furnishing the participant on how to report appropriately on ADR and any other related reaction for prompt responses.
Story: Iddrissu A. Jara