Environment and Pharmaceuticals

Environmentally Classified Pharmaceuticals are now searchable directly from a Database

The information on environmentally classified pharmaceuticals has been transferred to a database and the classification has been expanded with information of the products, on the Swedish market, containing the substance.

The environmental information for the substances included in the Stockholm County Council's table of pharmaceuticals with a negative environmental impact within Stockholm County has been completed with additional environmental information of their occurance in water etc. The information for other substances will gradually be completed with extended information.

Environmentally Classified Pharmaceuticals 2014-2015

Last Updated

2016-04-11 New substances:
prometazin and roflumilast

acetylsalicylic acid, abiraterone, akarbose, amidarone, azelastine, benzylpenicillin, betamethasone, caffeine, carbamazepine, clarithromycin, clobetasone, clomipramine, desloratadine, escitalopram, etravirine, fentanyl, ibuprofen, iobitridol,  levodopa, levofloxacin, levonorgestrel, levothyroxine, lisinopril, loratadine, mebendazole, metronidazole, mikonazole, nitrofurantoin, selenium sulfide, terbinafine, ulipristal, zopiclone.


2016-04-12 New recommendations to reduce pharmaceuticals in water
SIWI - the Stockholm International Water Institute

2016-02-02 Drugs past their expiration date

2016-01-12 Recommendations for improving environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals
MistraPharmas Policy Brief