European Pharmacopoeia…



The texts of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) concern the qualitative and quantitative composition of medicines, the tests to be carried out on medicines, on the raw materials used in the production of medicines and on the intermediates of synthesis. It contains texts covering substances, excipients and preparations for pharmaceutical use of chemical, animal, human or herbal origin, homoeopathic preparations and homoeopathic stocks, antibiotics, as well as dosage forms and containers. The texts also cover biologicals, blood and plasma derivatives, vaccines and radiopharmaceutical preparations. They are legally binding. Further information can be found in the European Pharmacopoeia section.

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Versions and Subscriptions

The Ph. Eur. is supplied in a variety of formats designed to be flexible to suit the needs of your organisation. It is available in 3 formats – print, online and USB stick.

Book Version: The subscription to the two initial volumes (Vol. 1 and 2) and two supplements (Supplement 7.1 and 7.2) is now available to order. Plus access to the archives is also possible.

Online Version: The online subscriptions provide access to all updates posted and to the archives starting from 1969 (1st Edition). Subscribers have access up to Supplement 7.2 from July 2010 until 31 December 2011.

USB Version: The new USB stick version makes it easy to access the Ph. Eur. while on the move or in environments where the use of the print or online versions would be inappropriate or impractical.It is also ideal for users who have more than one computer. Access to the archives is also possible. Technical Specifications

Packages: Three different packages are now available if interested in having more than one version.

The Ph. Eur. is available in the English and French. Its translation into Spanish is underway and the texts are accessible on the online version as they become available.

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Special Conditions For Universities: For more information, contact the EDQM directly at [email protected].


Publication Schedule

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8th Edition and its Supplements: Publications Schedule


Register your publication

On the cover of all EDQM publications is an EDQM Publication ID (“EPID code”). If you have purchased the USB stick or any of the online versions, the EPID code is sent by email. This code is necessary if you wish to register your publication, check its authenticity or have access to our user support team.

Please note that registration is mandatory if you have purchased the USB stick or an online version of any of our publications.

HelpDesk & Publications – To register your EPID Code click HERE.

Verify the Authenticity of your Publication

To guarantee the authenticity of your Ph. Eur., the EDQM has applied a hologram to all print and USB versions. By registering your publication, you also check its authenticity and receive user support. For further information on registering, see the right-hand menu.

Online Access

For online access, please go to Online Publications.


Important Information
For detailed information about the Ph. Eur.:
European Pharmacopoeia



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