Australia’s drug regulatory agency, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) encourages consumers and doctors to report adverse reactions to a medicine or medical device.
It is voluntary (for all but manufacturers) and plays a critical role in the TGA’s post-marketing surveillance of an approved drug/product. Drug Adverse Reaction reports are evaluated along with those received from manufacturers and can result in safety alerts, labelling changes with stronger side effect warnings, or even the withdrawal of the drug from the market. That is why it is important for all consumers to report psychiatric drug side effects.
Or phone the Adverse Medicines Events Line on 1300 134 237.
In New Zealand, adverse reactions are reported to the Medsafe Center for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM). Go to CARM