Self-medication products

 

For every medicinal product a prescription status is defined indicating whether the medicine in question may be supplied without a prescription and the maximum package size in which the medication can be purchased without a prescription. Medicines sold without a prescription are known as self-medication or over-the-counter products (OTCs).

Fimea has created a National OTC medicines programme that contains detailed information about the goals and requirements of Finnish self-medication, and a description of the development that has led to the current range of OTC drugs.

The Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea publishes a list of the authorised self-medication packages of the medicinal products with a valid marketing authorisation in Finland. The list is updated, as necessary, and it is published in Finnish and Swedish.

OTC medicines requiring additional advice are marked with rose-coloured background.

The list contains the following information:

  • Active ingredient in Finnish and Latin
  • brand name
  • strength
  • pharmaceutical form
  • package size
  • container
  • ATC code
  • market authorisation holder.

 

Further Information

  • Eränkö Pekka
    Senior Medical Officer tel. +358295223322
  • Kervinen Pekka
    Coordinator for Marketing Authorisations tel. +358295223353