The TGA monitors adverse events (such as side effects) related to medicines and vaccines to safeguard and enhance the health of the Australian community. Unfortunately it's impossible to know all potential adverse events of a medicine or vaccine before it is approved for use.
When people tell us about their experiences using a particular medicine or vaccine, it helps us to monitor the safety of those products.
We prioritise issues that may:
You can report adverse events of any medicine or vaccine, including medicines you get on prescription and over-the-counter, or complementary medicines that you buy from a pharmacy, supermarket, health food shop or the internet.
If you believe you are experiencing an adverse event it is important to speak to a health professional.