Analysis of Kava Side Effects Reports Concerning the Liver–Causal relationship cannot be evaluated due to information status

Translation to English by Lindenmaier M and Brinckmann J
31. December 2001

Analysis of hepatotoxic reactions listed by the BfArM (German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices)

In six of the reports, the background information is so scarce that a complete evaluation of the case is not possible. In several cases, it is not even clear what type of side effects actually occurred. Reports of this kind can only be used as an argument to improve the pharmacovigilance process; if such kind of ?rumors? persist, these incidences will doubtlessly receive more attention.

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