Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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Coronavirus: new website for reporting medicine side-effects and equipment incidents

Dedicated coronavirus Yellow Card reporting website will help identify safety issues which might not have been previously known, adding to the limited amount of coronavirus related information that exists right now. 

There are currently no medicines authorised to treat coronavirus specifically and research is very limited, so it is important that scientists and medical organisations are aware of any side effects from medicines, or problems with equipment, that those being treated for confirmed or suspected coronavirus might be experiencing. 

This is why the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have launched a new coronavirus Yellow Card reporting website where you can submit information regarding any suspected adverse drug reactions or side effects from medicines, as well as incidents involving medical equipment relating to coronavirus treatment that you or someone you are caring for might be experiencing. 

By doing so, you can help protect others from experiencing the same issues with medicines or medical devices being used with coronavirus treatment and – crucially – help the medical community inform future development of treatments, research and vaccines. 

If you do not have online access to report a suspected side effect to the Yellow Card scheme, you can call 0800 731 6789 for free from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, or leave a message outside of these hours and someone from their team will get back to you.

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