European Pharmacopoeia

The European Pharmacopoeia is published by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The publication contains standardised specifications defining the quality of pharmaceutical preparations, their constituents and containers.

The Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea is the Finnish national authority in pharmacopoeia matters.

The European Pharmacopoeia, its supplements, as well as, the Internet and the USB stick version can be ordered from:

  • EDQM Online Store
  • EDQM Publications, (European Pharmacopoeia), 7 allée Kastner, CS 30026, F-67081 Strasbourg, France; fax +33 3 88 41 27 71; e-mail: or
  • bookshops.


The second supplement of the ninth edition (Supplement 9.2) as well as the Internet and USB stick version of the European Pharmacopoeia will be implemented on July 1, 2017.

The National pharmacopoeia documents have been updated according to the Supplement 9.2.

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 (EDQM- Stand­ard Terms data­base).The database requires a registration, but is open and free for all users. The registration takes place on the EDQM website (EDQM – Stand­ard Terms, re­gis­tra­tion).