Suspected adverse reactions to veterinary drugs reported in South Africa (January 1998 - February 2001) : special report

R. Gehring
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 72, No 3 | a634 | DOI: | © 2001 R. Gehring | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 July 2001 | Published: 09 July 2001

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The Veterinary Pharmacovigilance Centre received 59 reports of suspected adverse drug reactions during the period January 1998 - February 2001. The number of reports received increased after the establishment of a formal procedure for recording and responding to reports. The number of reports received per species was: dogs 19, cats 15, cattle 7, sheep/ goats 6, chickens 4, pigs 3, horses 2 and giraffe 1. Many different types of adverse reactions were reported, including lack of efficacy, hypersensitivity, inappropriate use of products by non-veterinarians, known adverse effects and adverse effects encountered with extra-label use of products.


Drug Regulation; Pharmacovigilance; Suspected Adverse Drug Reactions


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