Safety Notices

From time to time notices relating to the safety and/or quality of medicinal products are published by the Health Products Regulatory Authority

These notices are classified under several priority related categories and may relate to human and veterinary medicines, or medical devices.   

The issues covered by these notices will range from quality defect information and medicinal product safety information through to updated information on the appropriate usage of medicines or devices.

Notices are categorised in accordance with their importance at time of publication.

The four notice categories are outlined as follows:

  • Advisory  -  Routine safety information            
  • Warning  -  Urgent safety information
  • Recall  -  Urgent safety information relating to a product recall
  • Publications  -  General safety information provided by the HPRA for publication via 3rd parties e.g. MIMS

The HPRA Drug Safety Newsletter is also published on a regular basis.

Date Title Type
30/09/2005 CARDIOVASCULAR REVIEW OF NON-SELECTIVE NON-STEROIDAL 3rd Party Publications
31/08/2005 PAROXETINE (MELOXAT/PAROSER/PAROX/PAROXETINE/PAXT/SEROXAT) 3rd Party Publications
11/07/2005 Seroxat (paroxetine hydrochloride) - Important safety information from GlaxoSmithKline as approved by the Irish Medicines Board 11.07.2005 3rd Party Publications
01/07/2005 CODEINE-CONTAINING ANALGESICS 3rd Party Publications
30/06/2005 HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY AND ENDOMETRIAL CANCER 3rd Party Publications
22/06/2005 Lamictal (lamotrigine) - Important safety information from GlaxoSmithKline as approved by the Irish Medicines Board 22.06.2005 3rd Party Publications
10/06/2005 European-wide review of the cardiovascular safety of traditional (non-selective) NSAIDs Advisory
23/05/2005 Arcoxia (etoricoxib) - Important safety information from Merck Sharp & Dohme as approved by the Irish Medicines Board 3rd Party Publications
01/05/2005 CYCLO-OXYGENASE-2 (COX-2) Bextra (valdecoxib) 3rd Party Publications
28/02/2005 BCG VACCINE SSI 28.02.2005 3rd Party Publications