MedWatcher was created in collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH). Use MedWatcher to get news and official safety alerts for medical devices, as well as drugs and vaccines. MedWatcher is the only app that allows you to report bad side effects or adverse events directly to the FDA to make medical products safer for everyone. MedWatcher is the only app that allows you to report bad side effects or adverse events directly to the FDA to make medical products safer for everyone.

Take control. Participate in your healthcare.

MedWatcher is a mobile tool for both healthcare professionals and the general public. Now with easy-to-read descriptions of a drug’s medical uses and known side effects, and how long it has been on the market. Anyone can submit an adverse event report to FDA using the easy-to-use form on MedWatcher, or post to our online community to talk to others taking the same meds. You can make a quick list of all the drugs, vaccines and medical devices your family or patients use and track the latest developments in the app or via email.

Clinicians will find MedWatcher to be a vast improvement over the paper and fax FDA MedWatch form. No more cramped text boxes or tiny font! Do it at your convenience and fulfill your professional obligations in a convenient way. Get your patients involved in their health.

Actual feedback from people who report bad side effects or adverse events:

“I wanted to be heard.”

“I wanted action to be taken.”

“Reporting an adverse drug reaction can prevent harm to other people.”

(Source PMID: 20658130)

Available as a cross-platform app for tablet and mobile devices. More information at

MedWatcher was created by John Brownstein, Nabarun Dasgupta and Clark Freifeld. It is a project of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The app was built by Epidemico, a technology company partially owned by Boston Children’s Hospital with exclusive license to HealthMap technology (

What’s New

Version 5.3.8

Fixed issue that prevented drugs and vaccines report

Ratings and Reviews

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spiralspline ,

Works great

The newest version of this app is a massive improvement over the original. Both design and speed much better, much more usable. I've use it to report on some of the side effects my kids have had from medications, very smooth process. Good app to have for anyone taking a prescription med.

The latest design refresh fixes a bunch of annoying bugs and you can do followups now which is great.

MeddMomm ,

New version very smooth

The recent upgrade looks great! The new design is much better and the app is very fast. I looked for Hep B vaccine and didn't find it but emailed them and they said they would add it to the list. I have two kids so a lot of different meds on the radar as well as vaccines. One thing that could be better is if the news would update more often. Otherwise a useful app.

cep215 ,

Easy to use, nice interface

Used this app to report side effects I had after getting the flu shot. The form to submit side effects is really simple and quick. I recommend this app to anyone who is starting a new medication for the first time and is experiencing side effects - great way to see what other people are reporting about a product as well.


Epidemico, Inc
2.8 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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