Homeopathic medicinal products for animals

Homeopathic medicinal products intended for animals must be registered at the Swedish Medical Products Agency in order to be sold on the Swedish market.

Registration

An application for registration of homeopathic products for animals shall be written similarly as an application for registration of homeopathic products for human use. The CTD format (Common Technical Document), which is obligatory for medical products for human use, is not suitable, however, for veterinary medicinal products.

Nonetheless, the Medical Products Agency recommends that suitable parts of the CTD format are used for applications for registration of homeopathic products for animals (see ”Registration of homeopathic medicinal products”).

The application form “Volume 6B, Notice to applicants, Veterinary medicinal products” should not be used, it lacks options for homeopathic medicinal products.

Administration of homeopathic medicinal products to animals

Pets and food-producing animals may be treated with registered homeopathic medicinal products intended for either veterinary or human use. However, administration should only take place once a veterinarian has decided that no other measures need to be taken in the interest of animal welfare or preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Further questions concerning veterinarian responsibilities should be directed to the Swedish Board of Agriculture.

Withholding times

No withholding times are required when treating food-producing animals with registered homeopathic medicinal products for animals. On the contrary, withholding must be applied if the treatment uses homeopathic medicinal products registered for human use.

 

 
 
 

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