(Closed) Reporting Drug Side Effects

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I would report it to your doctor, not the company. When medicaitons are in the process of being approved they have to report all the possible side effects people using those medications have. They have already spent time and money and know that is a common side effect. At this point since the medication has already been approved there is no need to contact them directly.

Post # 5
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@soyjoy222: if there is a form and you want to take the time, I think it would be a good idea. They can’t know about the true nature of side effects unless people actually experience it!

Post # 6
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As someone who works in the pharmaceutical industry – if a side effect is already listed there is no reason to report it. You are telling them what they already know based on a controlled study. Your reporting it outside of a study is nearly meaningless since they already have that data from the controlled study, and they have taken the required action to inform doctors/patients. However for an UNKNOWN side effect / adverse experience, it is very important to report it since they don’t know/have data on that effect otherwise and it may require further study and publication of the previously unknown side effect (or in extreme cases, even a recall).

ETA – I do recommend making sure your doctor is aware so that your treatment can be monitored or adjusted if needed

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