A side effect is any unwanted medical occurrence in a patient who has been given a pharmaceutical product that may or may not have been caused by treatment with the product. A side effect can therefore be any unfavorable and unintended sign, symptom, or disease associated with the use of the product.
Why report side effects?
By reporting side effects for Novartis products you help us to ensure the safety of our products and our patients. Your information will also enable Novartis to fulfill its reporting responsibilities to health authorities, which requires that we provide information on side effects with our products - even in cases where a relationship between the product and the effect is not established.
If you or the person you are reporting on behalf of are currently suffering from severe side effects you should contact your local doctor or other medical health professional before reporting the side effect.
Please read and agree to the consent statement
I authorize Novartis and any of the relevant Novartis affiliates to collect and analyze the information provided for the purpose of assessing side effects related to my use of a Novartis product, and to disclose this information as required by law or regulation to health authorities in my country, and other countries around the world. All information concerning this report as well as any follow up queries for additional medical details will be in compliance with the Novartis Patient Safety Reporting Privacy Notice.