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Keep Me Informed - Medicines Tracker update

Following the release of the latest version of the Keep Me Informed browser, including our new Medicine Tracker, we are pleased to advise you that medicines can now be searched for using the ingredient name(s).

This will present the brand name and the ingredient names.

We are working on the following improvements:
  • finalising our clinical coding efforts to ensure that Keep Me Informed can be integrated into into other applications such as GP and pharmacy systems, organisations and NHS information services
  • provide personal health record functionality such as interaction checking and side effect reporting
  • launch our Patient Safety Programme to ensure all patients can access important new information about their medicines
  • create a patient reported outcome process
  • expand our content sources (including clinical trial information)
  • make Keep Me Informed available in other countries
We want to thank all our users for their support and wish you seasons greetings and a happy New Year.

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About Keep Me Informed - Medicine Tracker
Keep Me Informed now hosts some 3,000 pages of content covering conditions and medicines. We cover some 480 conditions and the same number of medicines. Most medicines are those approved by the European Medicines Agency. We will be adding the remaining medicines available in the UK over the coming months.


THE NEED FOR MEDICINES TRACKER
We have identified a number of areas where delivery of information to patients, carers and healthcarers could be significantly improved.

As knowledge about medicines improves there is an abundance of new information that is meant to improve safety.

Examples are the frequent changes to patient information about safety issues such as dosing, interactions and side effects. Additionally we support providing patients with information that explains their medicines and helps improve proper use.

INFORMATION SOURCES
Information about medicines is sourced from official bodies such as:
  • EMA
  • MHRA
  • NHS
  • DailyMed (US labels)
  • NICE
  • Summary of product characteristics
  • Patient leaflets
  • Manufacturers
FOLLOWING MEDICINES
Users are now able to track any medicine in our database. Users following a medicine will receive e-mail notifications about new information including:
  • Changes to patient leaflets
  • Risk management materials
  • NICE & SMC guidelines
Easy to use. Just click on Follow medicine button.

RANGE OF MEDICINES
There are several thousand medicines approved for use in the UK, Europe and the United States.

We currently track all the medicines that are approved by the European Medicines Agency and some that are older and approved by the UK medicines regulator, the MHRA.

We are increasing the number of medicines being tracked all the time. Users can request information on medicines not listed and we will ensure we include them.

Link to Medicine Tracker email

Reporting of suspected adverse reactions

Reporting suspected adverse reactions (side effects) after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals or patients are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.


Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. We cannot provide individual medical advice. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.