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Yellow Card Scheme

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Do you know how to report a suspected side effect of your medicines?

You should always tell your doctor or pharmacist about any suspected side effects but you can also report any suspected side effects via the Yellow Card Scheme, which is also available via an App. 

The Yellow Card Scheme is run by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which is part of the Department of Health. MHRA is responsible for making sure all medicines and medical devices in the UK are safe.

It's important for patients to report any problems experienced with medicines, as this information is used by MHRA to identify issues which may not have been previously known about. This scheme is vital in helping the MHRA monitor the safety of all healthcare products in the UK.

Receive medicine alerts via the Yellow Card app

Yellow Card AppYou can now receive news updates from the MHRA and report side effects to medicines via the Yellow Card app. Please download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

The App offers the ability to create a ‘watch list’ of medications for which you can receive news and alerts from the MHRA.

You can view numbers of Yellow Cards reported to the MHRA for medicines of interest and see previous Yellow Cards you have submitted through the app.