New Yellow Card app for reporting suspected side effects

A new smartphone app for reporting side effects to the Yellow Card Scheme has now launched.

The free app enables healthcare professionals, patients, or carers to report any suspected side effects directly to us—a convenient and secure alternative to using paper Yellow Card forms or the Yellow Card website.

On reporting, you will receive an immediate response to show that your Yellow Card report has been accepted, and it is simple to view information for any Yellow Cards already submitted (even if you don’t have a side effect to report at the time).

Moreover, you can create a watchlist that enables you to receive news and alerts about particular medicines of interest, and to look up numbers of Yellow Cards received about them. Download the app via iTunes Yellow Card for iOS devices or via PlayStore Yellow Card for Android devices.

Further information

Press release: Digital evolution for ground-breaking Yellow Card Scheme

Article citation: Drug Safety Update Volume 8 issue 12 July 2015: 3.

Published 20 July 2015