Identifying and Understanding Risks

This area of our website includes details of how the HPRA and other stakeholders monitor the safety of medicines. The important role patients and healthcare professionals play in reporting adverse reactions (side effects) is also outlined.  

Monitoring the safety of medicines is referred to as pharmacovigilance and includes all activities related to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects and other possible drug-related problems.

About Pharmacovigilance 

Patient Reporting of Side Effects 

Healthcare Professionals and Pharmacovigilance

Safety Signals

Post Authorisation Safety Studies

Medicines under additional monitoring