Medicines can be supplied over the counter, on specialised advice or upon prescription only depending on the category to which they belong, as determined by Swissmedic.
Currently, the categories of medicines are as follows:
- Available upon prescription only, in pharmacies.
- Available on specialised advice, in pharmacies or drugstores.
- Available over the counter.
When buying your medication in a pharmacy, please do not forget to show your insurance card.
Information on medicines: