Psychiatric Drugs – Side Effects Database


These are provided by CCHR as a free public service to help people make educated decisions based on facts.

PLEASE NOTE: No one should stop taking psychiatric drugs without the assistance of a medical doctor. Click here for resources


Background information about the database:

The U.S. FDA has a reporting system for adverse events (side effects) for prescription drugs which is called MedWatch. You can report side effects to any prescription drug to this website, however, you cannot see what others have reported as all the information (though available) would be difficult for a computer programmer to figure out, let alone the average consumer. Each reporting year is divided into quarters totaling over 94,000 pages of text files- codes-that are fairly useless in their raw form.

These reports have been decrypted and made into simple searchable tables for your use.  They are the side effects to psychiatric drugs (Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Stimulants, etc) that have been reported to the FDA by doctors, pharmacists, other health care providers, consumers and others.
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Report Adverse Reactions To Psychiatric Drugs

You too can contribute to this database! MedWatch is the US system of reporting to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and it encourages consumers and doctors to report a serious adverse reaction to a medicine or medical device. It is voluntary and plays a critical role in the FDA’s post-marketing surveillance of an approved drug/product. Drug Adverse Reaction reports are evaluated along with those received from manufacturers and can result in safety alerts, labeling changes with stronger side effect warnings, or even the withdrawal of the drug from the market. That is why it is important for all consumers to report psychiatric drug side effects.

To log onto the FDA’s MedWatch reporting system click here.