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Overview of suspected adverse reactions to veterinary medicinal products reported in South Africa (March 2001 - February 2002) : report

V. Naidoo, R. Gehring
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 73, No 4 | a594 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v73i4.594 | © 2002 V. Naidoo, R. Gehring | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 July 2002 | Published: 06 July 2002

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Abstract

An overview of reports of suspected adverse drug reactions received by the Veterinary Pharmacovigilance and Medicines Information Centre during the period March 2001 to February 2002 is given. A total of 77 reports were received. The majority of reports involved suspected adverse reactions that occurred in dogs and cats. Most products implicated in the reports were Stock Remedies. The products were predominantly administered either by veterinarians or trained paraveterinary professionals. Although the majority of reports were received from veterinary pharmaceutical companies, the proportion of reports received directly from veterinarians increased compared with previous years.

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Spontaneous Reports; Suspected Adverse Drug Reactions; Veterinary Medicinal Products; Veterinary Pharmacovigilance

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