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Public Health (01-10-2013)

Medicines undergoing additional monitoring: Video and leaflet to explain new symbol

Since 1 September, a black inverted triangle has started to appear in the product information of medicines that are being monitored particularly closely by regulatory authorities. With this measure, the European Commission aims to improve the safety of medicines and also to highlight to patients, the importance of reporting suspected side effects to the medicines they are taking.

The easily identifiable symbol takes the form of a black inverted triangle. It looks like this: ▼

To further explain why this symbol is appearing on certain medicines, and how to report suspected side effects, the European Medicines Agency, has produced a video clip and an explanatory leaflet. See both here.