The list below contains all active substances that are permitted in Switzerland as ingredients of authorized, ready-to-use medicines (in accordance with Art. 9, TPA).
The list does not include
- Active substances and other ingredients of medicines used in complementary medicine (Index therapeuticus (IT) Group 20);
- Active pharmaceutical ingredients that are exclusively used in magistral or officinal formulations;
The column "Supply/Dispensing category" shows the highest and lowest supply category for each ready-to use medicinal product containing the active pharmaceutical ingredient concerned that is authorised by Swissmedic.
It should be noted that the supply category stated is valid for an authorised medicinal product and not for a specific active pharmaceutical ingredient. Swissmedic assesses and approves the supply category for each new medicinal product applied for, and the active pharmaceutical ingredient plays an important but not exclusive role (indication, dosage, etc. are also taken into account when establishing the supply category).
The third column "HAM,TAM" shows the classification of the medicinal products and the corresponding active pharmaceutical ingredient as either human medicines (1) or veterinary medicines (2).
The list of substances is updated monthly.