Active substance names and standard terms

List of the international non-proprietary names (INN) recommended by the World Health Organisation

The international non-proprietary names for pharmaceutical substances (INN names) recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) are commonly used in the package leaflets of medicinal products, pharmacopoeias, literature on medicines and customs tariff item lists. The cumulative INN list contains all INN names recommended by the WHO in alphabetic order in English.

Monograph names in the European Pharmacopoeia

The list of valid monographies lists all monographies followed in Finland. The monograph names are listed in English, Latin, Finnish and Swedish. The names of homeopathic products are collected into a separate list at the end of the list of monograph names. The names of homeopathic products are listed in English, Latin, Swedish and Finnish, and an unofficial generic name in Finnish and Swedish.

Standard terms

The pharmaceutical dosage form, route of administration and packaging must be stated using the standard terms approved by the European Pharmacopoeia Commission. The terms are defined in English, and their official translations exist in the languages of the Member States and Observer Countries.

Starting from 1 January 2016, all approved standard terms and their definitions and translations can be found in the Standard Terms database maintained by EDQM. The database requires a registration, but is open and free for all users. The registration takes place on the EDQM website.