Medicine Types (UK)

Note: This page is specific to the UK market.

To select a medicine type for medicine items:

  1. Go to Catalog > Items.
  2. Add a new medicine item or find and open the item you want to edit. 
  3. On the General tab, select the medicine type from the Classification drop-down list. 
  4. Select Save.

The medicine types listed in the following table are available.

Type Abbreviation meaning Description
POM Prescription Only Medicines Prescription-only medicines from qualified prescribers (doctors, dentists, nurse or pharmacist independent prescribers, or supplementary prescribers)
POM-VPS Prescription Only Medicines - Vet/Pharmacist/Suitably Qualified Person Prescription-only medicines prescribed by a veterinarian, pharmacist or a suitably qualified person
POM-V Prescription Only Medicines - Veterinarians Prescription-only medicines prescribed only by a veterinarian
OTC Over the Counter Over the counter medicines
NFA-VPS Non-Food Animals - Vet/Pharmacist/Suitably Qualified Person Non-food animal non-prescription medicine sold by a veterinarian, pharmacist or a suitably qualified person
AVM-GSL Authorized Veterinary Medicine - General Sales List medicines General sales list medicines, obtained without a prescription from, for example, from a pharmacy or a supermarket
SAES Small Animal Exemption Schemes The SAES permits certain medicines to be placed on the market without a marketing authorisation (MA), subject to certain conditions.

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