Safety Information

The HPRA monitors the safety and quality of veterinary medicines on an ongoing basis. Our monitoring system is based on reports of suspected adverse reactions (a process known as pharmacovigilance).


An adverse reaction is a harmful or unintentional side effect experienced by an animal following the use of a medicine. The HPRA also monitors harmful or unintended effects in humans exposed to veterinary medicines.


This section of our website includes safety and reporting information primarily for veterinarians, pharmacists, licensed merchants and animal owners.