Introduction: Pharmacovigilance (PV) is the science responsible for ADRs reporting and
accordingly medication safety. Pediatrics age group is a special concern as they have a higher risk
of developing ADRs; this put more burden on pediatricians for early detection and reporting of
ADRs. The present study aims to explore pediatricians’ knowledge, attitude, and practices of pharmacovigilance.
Method: A structured validated questionnaire was designed to achieve the study goals. A convenient
sample of 142 pediatricians took part in the study.
Results: The majority of pediatricians had a poor knowledge score about pharmacovigiliance and
ADRs reporting. On the other hand, 71% of respondents had a good attitude score towards reporting
ADRs. When exploring their own practice, pediatricians have a low reporting rate.
Conclusion: The results of the present study reveal that pediatricians lack knowledge of PV and
ADRs reporting. However, they have a good attitude towards ADRs reporting and enhancing their
PV practice. This is still not reflected in their own practice. Further training and education about
ADRs reporting are very important to move toward safer medications in children.