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
20/04/2012 Notice concerning use of flukicidal products in bovine animals intended to produce milk for human consumption 3rd Party Publications
18/12/2011 Suspected Adverse Reactions to Veterinary Medicinal Products 2011 3rd Party Publications
03/10/2011 Attention in the Prescribing and Use of Veterinary Antimicrobials Advisory
21/06/2011 Report of consumption of veterinary antimicrobials in Ireland in 2009 3rd Party Publications
20/05/2011 Caution in use of animal remedies used in food-producing animals Advisory
20/05/2011 Caution in use of veterinary antibacterial drugs in dairy cows Advisory
21/04/2011 PregSure BVD – Update for Users Advisory
18/12/2010 Suspected Adverse Reactions to Veterinary Medicinal Products 2010 3rd Party Publications
11/02/2010 Ivermectin products with amended withdrawal periods 3rd Party Publications
31/12/2009 Suspected Adverse Reactions to Veterinary Medicinal Products 2009 3rd Party Publications