Preparations allowed as General Sale List

Find out about preparations which may be reclassified as General Sale List medicines.

Overview

As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance public access to safe and effective treatments, we have completed the review of a list of preparations which may be reclassified as General Sale List (GSL) medicines.

These medicines must meet the specified conditions on indications, dosage form and strength, and the product must be presented in appropriate consumer packs. They must also be accompanied by adequate patient information to ensure correct use by the general public.

Interested product registrants with medicines which fulfil the conditions in the table below are invited to submit a "me-too" reclassification application (MAV-2) to us to reclassify your product. The forensic classification of your product does not change unless your reclassification application has been reviewed and approved by us.

Preparation Active ingredients Dosage form Indications for GSL status

Topical anti-hair loss preparations

Minoxidil

Lotion/Foam (2%/3%/5%)

For treatment of hair loss.

Topical anti-dandruff preparations

Ketoconazole

Shampoo (2%)

For treatment of dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Topical anti-dandruff preparations

Ciclopirox

Shampoo (1.5%)

For relief of dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Ophthalmic antihistamine or decongestant

Pheniramine (0.3%)/Naphazoline (0.025%), Antazoline (0.5%)/Tetrahydrozoline (0.4%)

Eye drops

For relief of eye itching and redness.

Ophthalmic mast cell stabiliser

Sodium cromoglycate

Eye drop (2%)

For prevention and treatment of allergic conjunctivitis.

Low potency topical steroids

Hydrocortisone

Cream, ointment or lotion (0.5%, 1%)

Symptomatic relief of inflammation associated with steroid-responsive conditions, such as dermatitis and eczema.

Low potency topical steroids Hydrocortisone + antifungal (e.g. clotrimazole, miconazole) Cream, ointment or lotion (0.5%, 1%) Treatment of fungal infections with co-existing symptoms of inflammation, such as itching and redness.
Topical NSAIDs Piroxicam Gel (0.5%)
Relief of pain and swelling of muscles and joints.
Topical NSAIDs Ketoprofen Gel (2.5%), patch (30mg)
Relief of pain and swelling of muscles and joints.
Anti-diarrhoeals Loperamide Tablet or capsule (2mg) Symptomatic relief of acute diarrhoea.
Preparations for sore throat or ulcers Benzydamine
Lozenge (3mg), mouthwash (22.5mg/15ml), spray (1.5mg/ml), gel (10mg/g)
Temporary relief of inflammatory conditions of the oral cavity, such as sore throat and mouth ulcers.
Preparations for sore throat or ulcers Tyrothricin Lozenge (0.5mg) Temporary relief of sore throat.
Mucolytics Ambroxol Tablet (30mg), capsule(75mg), lozenge (15mg), syrup (30mg/5ml)
Thinning of mucus in respiratory tract disorders with difficulty in expectorating.
Mucolytics Bromhexine Tablet (8mg), syrup (4mg/5ml, 8mg/5ml)
Thinning of mucus in respiratory tract disorders with difficulty in expectorating.
Mucolytics Acetylcysteine Tablet, capsule or granules (100mg, 200mg, 600mg) Thinning of mucus in respiratory tract disorders with difficulty in expectorating.
Mucolytics Carbocisteine Tablet or capsule (375mg), syrup (2%, 4%, 5%)
Thinning of mucus in respiratory tract disorders with difficulty in expectorating.
Oral NSAIDs Naproxen Tablet (220mg) Relief of headache, backache, muscular aches and pains, minor pain of arthritis, toothache, menstrual pain.

Reduces fever associated with common cold.
Oral NSAIDs Ibuprofen Tablet or capsule (not more than 200mg), syrup (100mg/5ml)
For relief of headache, migraine pain, dental pain, period pain, rheumatic pain, muscular pain, backache and fever.

Reduction of fever, relief of teething pain, toothache, earache, sore throat, minor aches and sprains.
Antispasmodics Hyoscine Tablet or capsule (10mg) Symptomatic relief of abdominal pain, cramps and intestinal discomfort.
Antispasmodics Alverine Capsule (60mg) Symptomatic relief of abdominal pain, cramps and intestinal discomfort.
Antispasmodics Mebeverine Tablet (135mg), capsule (200mg)
Symptomatic relief of abdominal pain, cramps, bowel disturbances and intestinal discomfort.
Antispasmodics Dicyclomine + antacid/simethicone Tablet (2.5mg), syrup (5mg/5ml)
Symptomatic relief of gastric and abdominal pain or discomfort and/or bloatedness.
Anthelmintics Albendazole Tablet (200mg, 400mg), syrup (400mg/10ml)
Treatment of common worm infections of the gut.
Anthelmintics Mebendazole Tablet (100mg) Treatment of common worm infections of the gut.
High-dose Vitamin Bs Vitamin B1, B6 and B12 Tablet (100mg/200mg/200mcg) For relief of nerve pain.
Topical antifungals Ketoconazole Cream (2%) Treatment of fungal infections of the skin.
Topical antifungals Tioconazole Cream (1%) Treatment of fungal infections of the skin.
Topical antifungals Isoconazole Cream (1%) Treatment of fungal infections of the skin.
Topical antifungals Amorolfine Nail lacquer (5%) Treatment of fungal nail infections.
Topical antivirals Acyclovir Cream (5%) Treatment of cold sores. Max pack size not exceeding 2g.
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