Details of all the medicinal products authorised to be placed on the market in Malta together with the product information are available on the Medicines Database. Should you wish to have a full list of all products, select whether you require a list of 'National Products' or 'Centralised Products' and an export of all products is created.
Please also note the registration status of products, which can be either 'Authorised' or 'Withdrawn'.
Through the Medicines Database, you may:
In spite of all the efforts made to deliver this information, we cannot exclude inadvertent errors or omissions; therefore you can use this page exclusively for information purposes only. This information has no validity for legal effects and the Medicines Authority is not responsible for any unauthorised or illegal use of the information supplied. The information contained in this list and in the summaries of product characteristics and package leaflets, is for general information purposes only; this information may be updated several times and therefore there could be differences between the version of the information shown here and other information in the public domain. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information, it is not possible to guarantee that it is complete, accurate and up-to-date. We will investigate immediately any errors which are brought to our attention.
This glossary of terms explains the most important terms which are used throughout the list:
This is the approved name of a medicinal product which is found on the medicine packaging and package leaflet of the product.
All medicines contain an active ingredient. Some medicinal products may contain more than one active ingredient. An active ingredient is the substance in a medicinal product that is biologically active i.e. produces the desired effect. It is also referred to as active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) or active substance.
ATC Code and Therapeutic Class
The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) Classification System is used for the classification of medicines. It is controlled by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology (WHOCC), and was first published in 1976. The classification system divides medicines into different groups according to the organ or system on which they act and/or their therapeutic and chemical characteristics.
In this system, medicines are classified into groups according to the active substance and their indications.
Further information may be found on the WHO ATC website.
The actual physical form in which the medicinal product is available to patients/consumers. There are several pharmaceutical forms the most common being tablets, capsules, creams, eye/ear drops, injections, inhalers and suppositories.
This describes whether the medicinal product is a Prescription only Medicines (PoM) and therefore requires a prescription from a doctor or an Over The Counter product which may be dispensed by a pharmacist from pharmacies without the need of a prescription from a doctor.
Authorisation Number in Malta
Every medicinal product which is authorised to be placed on the market in Malta is given an authorisation number by the Medicines Authority. The authorisation number should be present on the outer carton of the medicinal product.
Authorisation Holder Name and Address
This is the company responsible for placing the medicinal product on the market in Malta and its address.
203, level 3,
Gzira GZR 1368
Telephone: 356 2343 9000 (from 7:30 to 15:45)
Helpline: 356 2343 9111 (from 9:00 to 12:00)
Fax: 356 2343 9161