Reporting drug reactions

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No1

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has updated its online Yellow Card reporting form for reporting suspected adverse reactions to medicines.

This system allows clinicians and members of the public to report any adverse effects of medicines or drugs.

Women often take medicines while pregnant or before they know they are pregnant. However, there is commonly little information available on a medicine’s effect on human pregnancy before it is licensed. Therefore it is important to collect reports of suspected adverse reactions experienced by a woman or child associated with medicines taken during pregnancy, labour, postnatally and for adverse reactions experienced by a baby.

This information improves the understanding of a drug’s effectduring pregnancy and informs treatment decisions to maximise the benefit and minimise the risk to both woman and child.

A copy of the form can be downloaded and sent to the MHRA via freepost: yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/_assets/files/HCPYellow-Card-07-2013-vFinal.pdf


AIMS supports all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaigns for a system which truly meets the needs of all. AIMS does not give medical advice, but instead we focus on helping women to find the information that they need to make informed decisions about what is right for them, and support them to have their decisions respected by their health care providers. The AIMS Helpline volunteers will be happy to provide further information and support. Please email helpline@aims.org.uk or ring 0300 365 0663.

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