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Database of Adverse Event Notifications (DAEN) - medicines

The TGA uses adverse event reports to identify when a safety issue may be present. An adverse event report does not mean that the medicine is the cause of the adverse event.

If you are experiencing an adverse event, or think you may be experiencing one, please seek advice from a health professional as soon as possible.
The TGA strongly advises people taking prescription medicines not to change their medication regime without prior consultation with a health professional.

The Database of Adverse Event Notifications (DAEN) - medicines contains information from reports of adverse events (also known as side effects or adverse reactions) we have received in relation to medicines, vaccines and biological therapies used in Australia. The database includes information about products:

  • prescribed or dispensed by a health professional, with a prescription
  • purchased from a supermarket, pharmacy or another outlet without a prescription.

The DAEN – medicines does not contain information about adverse events related to medical devices, which is instead accessed through the DAEN – medical devices.

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DAEN - medicines does not contain all known information concerning a medicine. An assessment of the safety of a medicine cannot be made based on this information.

You can search the database for medicines by their trade names or active ingredient.

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DAEN – medicines: quick guide

Safety monitoring and adverse events

Classification and naming conventions

Other useful sources of information on Australian medicines

More information about a medicine is available from the Product Information (PI) and Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) leaflet or the labelling of the medicine. Australian Public Assessment Report for Prescription Medicines (AusPARs) for some prescription medicines, are also available from the TGA website.

Your health professional can also provide help and assistance on how to use medicines.

Information on medicines used in Australia is available from NPS MedicineWise.

You are encouraged to report an adverse event suspected of being related to a medicine used in Australia. Reports of adverse events in relation to medicines and vaccines can be reported using the 'blue card' reporting formby phone and online.

About the release of this information

While reasonable care is taken to ensure that the information is an accurate record of the adverse events reported to the TGA, the TGA does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, reliability, completeness or currency of the information or its usefulness in achieving any purpose.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, including but not limited to section 61A of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, the TGA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in or arising by reason of any person relying on this information.

Copyright restrictions apply to the DAEN - medicines.

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