National pharmacopoeia documents

National pharmacopoeia decisions and other pharmacopoeia documents and their supplements are implemented in Finland by decisions of the Finnish Medicines Agency.

The List of monographs

The List of monographs (see link at the end of the page) contains all monographs implemented in Finland. The monographs are presented in English alphabetical order. The second column gives their titles in Latin, while the third and fourth columns give the official Finnish and Swedish titles. Titles for Homoeopathic preparations are presented in English alphabetical order at the end of the List of monographs. From second to fourth column the official titles are given in Latin, Finnish and Swedish. The fifth column gives the unofficial common name in Finnish and Swedish. The list is updated three times per year.

Definitions of the pharmaceutical dosage forms

Definitions of the pharmaceutical dosage forms in Finnish and in Swedish (see link at the end of the page) are briefly shown in the table in Finnish alphabetical order. The table also contains the names in English and Latin. The table is updated three times per year if necessary.

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.

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).

For more information on the pharmacopoeia, please contact:

Piia Salo, Senior Researcher
- Head of the Finnish delegation to the European Pharmacopoeia Commission
- Secretary of the National Pharmacopoeia Committee

Marjo-Riitta Helle, Head of Unit
- Member of the Finnish delegation to the European Pharmacopoeia Commission
- Chair of the National Pharmacopoeia Committee

Tom Wikberg, Laboratory manager
- Member of the Finnish delegation to the European Pharmacopoeia Commission

E-mail addresses follow the form firstname.lastname@fimea.fi.