Explains what psychiatric drugs are, what to know before taking them, and information on side effects and coming off medication.
The Yellow Card scheme collects information about the side effects of different drugs. It is run by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
The scheme exists for a few reasons:
If you experience side effects after taking a particular medication, you can report them online through the Yellow Card website. Or you can get a report card from your pharmacist. You can also ask a healthcare professional to report side effects for you.
The Yellow Card scheme is completely voluntary. You don't have to report any side effects you may experience, if you don't want to.
This information was published in March 2021. We will revise it in 2024.
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