Report a side effect of a natural health product: consumers
Everyone who witnesses or experiences a side effect (adverse reaction) to a natural health product is strongly encouraged to report it. You can also work with your health care provider (doctor, nurse, pharmacist) to submit a report. They may offer additional information that could be useful for our assessment.
What natural health products are included
Natural health products are often made from plants, but can also be made from animals, micro-organisms and marine sources.
Natural health products, often called "complementary" or "alternative" medicines, include:
- herbal remedies
- vitamins and minerals
- homeopathic medicines
- traditional medicines like Chinese and Ayurvedic (East Indian) medicines
- other products like amino acids and essential fatty acids
All authorized natural health products have a:
- Natural Product Number (NPN) or
- Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM)
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