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Notification of side effects of medicines

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you work as a doctor or pharmacist in the Netherlands, you must reportExternal link serious side effects of registered medicines to the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre Lareb. Serious side effects are those side effects that result, for example, in:

  • hospitalisation
  • prolongation of hospitalisation
  • congenital defects
  • occupational disability or invalidity
  • life-threatening situations
  • death

Notification of quality defects in medicines

If you, as a pharmacist, discover a quality defect in a medicine, you must notifyExternal link the Health Care Inspectorate (IGZ). This could be a defect with regard to the packaging, patient leaflet or the product itself.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency