Information for Animal Owners

If you suspect that an animal under your care had an adverse reaction to a veterinary medicine, or if the product did not work as intended, you can report this to the HPRA.

If you experienced an adverse reaction when administering a veterinary medicinal product to an animal, you can also report that reaction.

We recommend that you seek the advice of a veterinary practitioner before reporting to us, to ensure that the information is accurate and comprehensive.

The following data must be provided in order for the report to be valid:

• an identifiable reporter (e.g. vet practitioner, pharmacist, animal owner);
• animal/human details; species, age, sex;
• suspect product; name and authorisation number;
• reaction details

The HPRA will only contact the reporter to acknowledge the report and, if necessary, to clarify the details. 

Typically the receipt of one report will not result in any action however should a pattern of adverse reactions for a product emerge, appropriate regulatory action will be taken.