- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
- Part of:
- Patient safety and Herbal and homeopathic medicines
- 20 January 2015
- Last updated:
- 27 January 2017, see all updates
How to register your homeopathic product through the simplified scheme or national rules scheme: criteria, costs and application forms.
In the UK there are 2 regulatory schemes for homeopathic medicines:
- the simplified registration scheme
- the national rules scheme
Under the simplified scheme, you must submit data on the quality of the product and show that it is dilute enough to guarantee safety.
The first dilution to be registered must be at least a 1 in 10,000 dilution of the starting material.
The scheme does not allow indications (description of diseases or conditions for which the product is used for).
To qualify for registration under the simplified scheme the products must:
- be for oral or external use (excluding injections)
- be sufficiently dilute to guarantee safety
- make no therapeutic claims
Under the national rules scheme there is no restriction on the first dilution to be authorised or the pharmaceutical form. You can claim that your product is used within the homeopathic tradition for the relief or treatment of minor symptoms and conditions which don’t require the supervision of a doctor.
You must submit data that demonstrates quality, safety and use within the UK homeopathic tradition and you must include details of your labelling and product literature with your application.
How to apply
If you are not registered with the portal or can’t make your submission electronically you can send MHRA your application on CD or DVD. Please note that MHRA will no longer accept submissions on physical media from 1 February 2016.
If you want to market your product in Europe you should submit an application through the Common European Submissions Platform (CESP).
Registered or a national rules authorisation products
Homeopathic registrations/authorisations granted by MHRA (PDF, 53.6KB, 3 pages)
Description of homeopathy
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form. Based on their specific symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient.
All homeopathic products must comply with the definition given in EU Directive 2001/83/EC
Labelling requirements for homeopathic products (PDF, 63.4KB, 10 pages)
The simplified scheme
The manufacture and control of dosage forms for homeopathics (PDF, 112KB, 4 pages)
The control and quality of homeopathic stocks (PDF, 115KB, 4 pages)
The national rules scheme
The homeopathic national rules scheme: brief guidance for manufacturers and suppliers (PDF, 56.7KB, 10 pages)
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Published: 20 January 2015
Updated: 27 January 2017
- Updated description of Homeopathy.
- Revised definition of homeopath added to the page.
- Added an updated homeopathic registration and national rules authorisation form to the page.
- updated HR & NR listing document added
- Updated list of registered homeopathic products.
- First published.