Lists of substances

Medicine being examined Lists A and B
These lists provide details of the conditions for Presctiption Only Medicine (POM), Pharmacy (P) or General Sales List (GSL) supply of a substance.

List A (consolidated list of substances in POM medicines, with exemptions for P sale and supply)PDF file (opens in new window) (290Kb)

List B (consolidated list of substances in authorised medicines for general sale)PDF file (opens in new window) (141Kb)


List C

This list comprises those substances which are present in authorised products that have been reclassified or classified directly as P since 1 April 2002. It also includes substances which were reclassified before 1 April 2002, but which have additional product information requirements over and above the conditions for supply.

The list covers both POM to P and P to GSL reclassifications. It provides, for each substance, details of the conditions for GSL, P or POM supply of a product containing that substance and, where appropriate, additional product information recommendations and requirements.

For ease of reference, we are continuing to provide substance-based, rather than product-based, information on legal status although since 1 April 2002, reclassifications apply to products, not to substances.

The three lists have no legal basis, but are intended to provide guidance to marketing authorisation holders considering future reclassifications for their products. Details of specific products can be obtained by emailing our Information Centre.  

The lists will be updated following new reclassifications. Full details of a new reclassification will be given in List C, with a cross-reference in List A or List B as appropriate.

 

Substance

Legal category

Aciclovir
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)
GSL Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)
Acrivastine
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)
GSL Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)
Adenosine
POM
 Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)
 
Alclometasone Dipropionate

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (29Kb)

 

Aloxiprin

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (22Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (24Kb)

Amorolfine Hydrochloride
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)
 

Aspirin

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (22Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (24Kb)

Azelastine Hydrochloride

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (20Kb)

 
Azithromycin

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (35Kb)

 

Beclometasone Dipropionate

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (20Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)

Benzocaine
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (29Kb)
GSL Word file (opens in new window) (30Kb)
Bifonazole  
P
GSL Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)
Bisacodyl  

P

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)

Budesonide

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

 
Cetirizine Hydrochloride

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (28Kb)

Chloramphenicol

POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (30Kb)
 

Cimetidine

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (20Kb)

 

Clobetasone Butyrate

POM

Word file (opens in new window) (23Kb)

 

Clotrimazole

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (22Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (30Kb)

Colecalciferol (Vitamin D)

 

 

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (27Kb)

Copper Sulphate

 

P

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

Dequalinium Chloride

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

Diclofenac Diethylammonium
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (29Kb)
GSL Word file (opens in new window) (27Kb)
Diclofenac Potassium

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (27Kb)

 
Diclofenac Sodium
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (27Kb)
 
Dimeticone    

 GSL Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)

Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (20Kb)

 

Docosanol

 

P Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)

 

Domperidone

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)

 

Domperidone Maleate

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)

 

Econazole

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (22Kb)

 

Econazole Nitrate

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (22Kb)

 

Famotidine

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (21Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (21Kb)

Felbinac

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

 

Fenticonazole Nitrate

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (22Kb)

 

Fluconazole

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (22Kb)

 

Flunisolide

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

 

Flurbiprofen

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (28Kb)

 

Fluticasone Propionate

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

 

Griseofulvin

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (27Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)

Guaifenesin  

P

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)

Heparinoid

 

P

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

Hydrocortisone

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (32Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (28Kb)

Hydrocortisone Acetate

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (23Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (27Kb)

Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (20Kb)

 
Hyoscine
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (20Kb)
 

Hyoscine Butylbromide

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (30Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (28Kb)

Ibuprofen

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (79Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (80Kb)

Ibuprofen Lysine

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (81Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (82Kb)

Ipecacuanha  

P

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)

Isoconazole Nitrate

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (22Kb)

 
Ketoconazole
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (27Kb)
GSL Word file (opens in new window) (27Kb)

Lecithin

   

GSL

Levocabastine Hydrochloride

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (20Kb)

 

Levonorgestrel

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)

 
Lidocaine hydrochloride
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)
GSL Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)

Lodoxamide Trometamol

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

 

Loperamide Hydrochloride

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (27Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (30Kb)

Loratadine

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (33Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (34Kb)

Mebendazole

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

 

Mebeverine Hydrochloride

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (21Kb)

 

Mepyramine Maleate

 

P

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)

Miconazole

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (22Kb)

 

Miconazole Nitrate

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (22Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

Minoxidil

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)

Naproxen

 POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (28Kb)

 

Nedocromil Sodium

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)

 
Nicotinamide    

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)

Nicotine

 

P

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (30Kb)

Nizatidine

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (20Kb)

 
Omeprazole
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (28Kb)
 
Orlistat
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)
 

Oxetacaine

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

 
Oxymetazoline  

P

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)

Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride  

P

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)

Pantoprazole

 POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)

 

Paracetamol

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (37Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (42Kb)

Penciclovir
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)
 
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride  

P

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)

Potassium chloride

 

P

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

Prochlorperazine Maleate

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

 

Rabeprazole sodium

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (28Kb)

 

Ranitidine Hydrochloride

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (21Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (21Kb)

Rice Powder, Pre-cooked    
GSL Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)
Salicylic Acid  

 P

 GSL Word file (opens in new window) (30Kb)

Simvastatin
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (21Kb)
 

Sodium Cromoglicate

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)

Sodium Picosulphate  
P
GSL Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

Sodium Selenite

 

P

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

Sumatriptan Succinate
POM
P Word file (opens in new window) (29Kb)
 
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 

 POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (32Kb)

 

Terbinafine

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (19Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (27Kb)

Terbinafine Hydrochloride

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (27Kb)

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (25Kb)

Tioconazole

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (22Kb)

 
Tranexamic acid

 POM

 P Word file (opens in new window) (33Kb)

 

Triamcinolone Acetonide

POM

P Word file (opens in new window) (20Kb)

 

Xylometazoline Hydrochloride

 

GSL Word file (opens in new window) (26Kb)


Contact information
Contact points for enquiries relating to the lists are:

The Self-medication Unit, 3.O, 151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SZ or email: reclassification@mhra.gsi.gov.uk


Page last modified: 04 July 2014