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Guide to using Embase - an international biomedical and pharmaceutical database

PV Wizard Essentials

Pharmacovigilance Searching


At the Embase home page select PV Wizard.


On May 3rd 2017, Embase introduced a new PV Wizard search form. This search form leverages the best practices from PICO search form and industry’s representatives, enabling users to be structured building comprehensive pharmacovigilance and literature monitoring search queries in an easy and fast manner.


PV Wizard search form includes 5 key elements

  •  Drug name
  • Alternative drug names
  •  Adverse drug reactions
  • Special conditions
  • Human limits.


Go to Refining Embase Search Results to further limit search results


For more information about the PV Wizard search form, please click the following links:

  • Guide to using new PV Wizard search form: download now
  • Webinar (including PV Wizard demo) - Best practices for pharmacovigilance and literature monitoring: watch now