Report Adverse Reactions to Vaccines or Medication

Report a suspected problem (‘adverse incident’) with a medicine or medical device using the Yellow Card Scheme as soon as possible, for example if:

  • a medicine causes side effects
  • someone’s injured (or almost injured) by a medical device, either because its labelling or instructions aren’t clear, it’s broken or has been misused
  • a patient’s treatment is interrupted because of a faulty device
  • someone receives the wrong diagnosis because of a medical device
  • a medicine doesn’t work properly
  • a medicine is of a poor quality
  • you think a medicine or medical device is fake or counterfeit

Anyone can report a problem.

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