Report a problem with a medicine or medical device

Last updated: 1 February 2018

Report a suspected problem ('adverse incident') with a medicine or medical device as soon as possible. For example, if:

  • a medicine causes side effects, doesn't work properly or is poor quality
  • someone is injured (or almost injured) by a medical device, either because its labelling or instructions aren't clear, it's broken or has been misused
  • you think the medicine or medical device is fake or counterfeit

Report an adverse incident on the NHS National Services Scotland website.

Call 999 if you or someone needs urgent medical help.