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About this app

The Yellow Card Scheme is the UK system run by the MHRA* for collecting and monitoring information on suspected adverse reactions to all medicines including vaccines, blood factors and immunoglobulins, herbal medicines and homeopathic remedies, and all medical devices available on the UK market.

The Yellow Card app has been developed for medicines and allows users to:
> Report a suspected side effect to a medicine (including vaccines, herbal products and homeopathic remedies)
> Track new safety information published by the MHRA about medicines
> Create a watchlist for alerts to medicines of interest to you
View numbers of reports received by the MHRA to medicines and vaccines

Suspected problems or incidents involving medical devices, defective medicines, suspected counterfeits or fake medicines can also be reported to the MHRA via the Yellow Card website at http://www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. All reports received through the app or website can help the MHRA identify potential new concerns about a medicine or medical device and act as an early warning for further investigation. The MHRA will review the product if necessary, and take action to minimise risk and maximise benefit to the patients.

*The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the executive Agency of the Department of Health and Social Care; the MHRA protects and promotes public health and patient safety by ensuring that medicines, healthcare products and medical equipment are used safely and meet appropriate standards of safety, quality, performance and effectiveness.
Updated on
Feb 24, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

139 reviews
August 12, 2022
Not user friendly, so people won't submit reports of side effects, so the database can't be reliable. But the "Continue as guest" button does nothing, doesn't even "blink" to acknowledge a tap. (I'm on a new phone and have lost lost my password.) I only wanted a quick look at one medication but I'll have to find my way to the website... when I get round to it. Unlikely! Tragic; this could, should, be as invaluable to the NHS (and save professionals' time answering questions!) as to individuals.
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Martin Skates
May 1, 2021
I agree with previous reviews that this app is a bit clunky and appears slow at times. Pros: detailed questions, cons: the watch list seems to reset everytime you log in. Only after reselecting products does everything reappear. Some reviews mention issue with entering DOB - to resolve do this in calender after tapping a date specific question. Above the month is year followed by long date. Tap the single year to jump between all years. Many apps use the same API, so this is a common feature.
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Alan Harwood
May 7, 2021
For such an important app you might think it was well designed and easy to use. Think again. I've been trying to complete a report about my first Covid jab for a couple of hours and have now simply given up. A few examples. The app wants dob but you have to spend ages scrolling back through years to do this. In addition when I got to the section about how bad the side effects were the menu had already ticked the field that I had died & would not let me amend it!!
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What's new

This update supports new features to provide smarter, reactive reporting forms so that we can ask specific questions related to your report based on the information you provide. The update also enables requests for further information from the MHRA to be displayed within the app and for your responses to be sent back via the app. Improvements to general performance and bug fixes have also been released as part of this update.