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A pregnant lady imageJuly 19 2018

The medicines regulator has issued a Drug Safety Update relating to suspected adverse drug reactions associated with medicines taken during pregnancy.

The MHRA is asking that any suspected ADRs, whether in a mother, baby or child, be reported using the Yellow Card scheme.  

“We are concerned that under-reporting in this important area may lead to missing drug safety signals, including miscarriage, congenital anomalies, or developmental disorders,” said the MHRA.

While “obstetricians and midwives have a particularly important role in providing data about pregnancy outcomes,” the MHRA has said: “Any patients, caregivers, or healthcare professionals, including midwives and obstetricians, can report a Yellow Card when they suspect a medication used during pregnancy has caused an adverse reaction or abnormal pregnancy outcome. 

“Reports should also be made when an adverse effect associated with a medicine is suspected in a pregnancy that was not carried to term.”

It is encouraging information including whether other medicines and/or vaccines were taken during the pregnancy (including folic acid, herbal medicines and/or any medicine obtained without a prescription), with dates.

Link:
MHRA’s Drug Safety Update Yellow Card

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