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
05/08/2022 Batch Recall Notice for Veterinary Medicine Zerofen 22 % Granules, VPA 10987/140/001 Recall
25/07/2022 Update to safety warnings in product information leaflet for Hiprabovis IBR Marker Live Vaccine Advisory
14/01/2022 Changes relating to target species, indications and posology for Ronaxan and its generics that are administered to cats and dogs Advisory
12/01/2022 Change in withdrawal periods and restriction to route of administration in food-producing animals treated with injectable veterinary medicines containing Vitamin A Advisory
06/12/2021 Batch Recall Notice for Veterinary Medicine: Marbox 100mg/ml solution for injection for cattle and pigs, VPA10815/014/001 Recall
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