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Why report an adverse event?

The TGA monitors adverse events (such as side effects) related to medicines to safeguard and enhance the health of the Australian community. Unfortunately it's impossible to know all potential adverse events of a medicine before it is approved for use.

When people tell us about their experiences using a particular medicine, it helps us to monitor the safety of those products.

More information: Reporting adverse events involving medicines, vaccines or medical devices.


About reporting

We prioritise issues that may:

  • have adverse health consequences for consumers as a result of public access to dangerous or inappropriate goods,
  • affect confidence in our regulatory processes or contribute to a loss of confidence in therapeutic goods in Australia.

Report an adverse event to a medicine

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.