Safety Notices

From time to time notices relating to the safety and/or quality of medicinal products are published by the Health Products Regulatory Authority

These notices are classified under several priority related 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. MIMS

The HPRA Drug Safety Newsletter is also published on a regular basis.

Date Title Type
06/05/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 6 May 2020 Advisory
29/04/2020 Letter to Pharmacists March 2020: Important Information relating to the Epilim Range of Products - Pregnancy Prevention Advisory
29/04/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 29 April 2020 Advisory
22/04/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 22 April 2020 Advisory
16/04/2020 Cyproterone acetate - Important Safety Information from Bayer Ltd as approved by the HPRA 3rd Party Publications
15/04/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 15 April 2020 Advisory
08/04/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 8 April 2020 Advisory
07/04/2020 HPRA IMF Article March 2020 3rd Party Publications
07/04/2020 HPRA MIMS Articles April 2020 3rd Party Publications
01/04/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 1 April 2020 Advisory