Report An Adverse Effect



Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have an effective system to detect supplements that pose serious health risks. Instead, the FDA relies on consumers and physicians to voluntarily submit reports of harm from supplements. 

Sadly healthcare providers are NOT required to report adverse events to the FDA  and shockingly surveys show less than 1% of these cases ever get reported. The lack of reporting, along with the poor quality of information received in these few reports make it nearly impossible for the FDA to find and remove these dangerous  supplements. 


* If the FDA is not receiving these types of reports, they don't consider a product a to be a danger or problematic. 

If you or someone you know has been affected... PLEASE REPORT IT!

How do you know if you’ve had an adverse event?

“Adverse events” are unfavorable or unusual reactions,effects, or illnesses that can occur with the use of some dietary supplements, just as they can with over-the-counter and prescription medications. Examples of adverse events include nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, jitteriness or shakiness, rapid or irregular heart rate, chest pain, shortness of breath, marked changes in mood or behavior, and yellowing skin or eyes (which could be an indicator of liver injury), or a death caused by a dietary supplement.


The FDA has additional information that can help you identify an adverse event. Such adverse events may be due to one supplement taken alone or to combinations of supplements or to interactions between drugs and supplements. Be sure to listen to your body, pay attention to how you feel, and keep a written list of all prescription medications, dietary supplement products, and over-the-counter medications you are be taking. Tell your healthcare provider about any supplement you’re taking or plan on taking and if you notice any changes in your health status, particularly if you start to feel symptoms you did not experience prior to taking the supplement(s).

In the United States:
You may call MedWatch the FDA’s adverse reporting program.

For reporting online, please follow this link and use Consumer/Patient form 3500b:

Phone: 1-800-332-1088

In Canada please follow the link below: 

Phone: 1-800-442-2342

In the UK please follow the link below and click food product:

If you are in Australia or New Zealand, suspected deaths and adverse events should be directed to the agency in each state or territory or in New Zealand. You can find contact details for enforcement agencies for both Australia and New Zealand at the link below:…/fooden…/Pages/default.aspx

*If you are from another country not stated above and would us to add your countries information, please email it to and we will gladly add it to this page.

"If I were to remain silent,

I'd be guilty of complicity"

- Ablert Einstein