Safety Notices

The purpose of these notices relating to the safety and/or quality of medicinal products is to update users and health care professionals of important changes to medicines, and to explain the reasons for those changes. The notices are classified under a number of 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. EMA

Date Title Type
30/08/2021 Batch Recall Notice for Veterinary Medicine: Ketofen 10% Solution for Injection, VPA10815/051/001 Advisory
25/05/2021 Updated European Medicines Agency advice on use of live attenuated PRRSV vaccines in pigs. Advisory
18/05/2021 Change in method of supply of antiparasitic veterinary medicines that are used in food-producing animals Advisory
14/05/2021 Change in use in Vetmulin premixes for medicated feeding stuff to be administered to pigs – use at low doses for extended periods of time is no longer justified in pigs, due to potential for increase in risk of antimicrobial resistance Advisory
14/05/2021 Multimin Solution for Injection (VPA 10431/001/001) change in withdrawal period (meat and offal) Advisory
14/04/2021 Change in withdrawal periods (milk, meat and offal) and change in method of administration - Betamox LA 150 mg/ml Suspension for Injection and Trymox LA 150 mg/ml Suspension for Injection for Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Dogs and Cats Advisory
25/02/2021 Stresnil 40 mg/ml Solution for Injection for Pigs and Sedanol 40 mg/ml Solution for Injection for Pigs - change in withdrawal period (meat and offal) and restriction of injection volume Advisory
15/01/2021 Alamycin LA 200 mg/ml Solution for Injection (VPA 22664/016/001) - change in withdrawal periods (milk, meat and offal) and change in dosing instructions for sheep and pigs Advisory
02/10/2020 Veterinary medicinal products containing tylosin base (as a single active substance) presented as solutions for injection for intramuscular use in pigs – change in the withdrawal period for animal slaughter Advisory
09/06/2020 Synulox Lactating Cow – Advisory Notice Update Advisory