Marketing Authorisation Holder Drug Dictionaries (ABDA-Database)

The ABDA-database is a facility device for pharmaceutical and medical experts for comprehensive information on original pharmaceutical products and generics available in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and worldwide.

In a nutshell:

  • Information on more than 50.000 German original and generic pharmaceutical products and more than 120.000 international marketed pharmaceutical products
  • List of pharmaceutical ingredients information on more than 40,000 ingredients and plants with nearly 65,000 synonyms and more than 150.000 drugs in 54 countries
  • Dossier on active substances pharmacological and clinical information concerning ingredients
  • Information on interactions among German drugs and foods within the interaction module
  • Incompatibility check between a patient’s medication and individual risk factors with C.A.V.E

Within the ABDA database, medical and pharmaceutical experts can do research on application and composition, on risks and interaction as well as on recent news for drugs. It is of no matter, which parameter you enter. For example, you may search for the name, the ingredient or also the central pharmaceutical number (ID).

ABDA-Database – Medicinal Products

active ingredients including amount, additives


  • ABDATA-indications
  • ATC-Code (German and WHO)

Structure of dosage form
The dosage forms are allocated to certain structures. Therefore, medicinal products can be combined to integrative groups according to certain criteria. It is being differentiated between the aspect „what is within the package? “and structures of application „how is the drug to be applied?“

Storage and durability after opening 
structured data for storage and durability after opening or preparation of a medicinal product

Standard advice sentences

  • application advices and dosage
  • additives
  • pregnancy
  • lactation period

Monograph to finished dosage pharmaceutical products 
comprehensive texts inform on

  • indication
  • contraindication
  • application advices and dosage
  • side effects
  • characteristics
  • stability period and storage

Medicinal pharmaceutical products

finished dosage pharmaceutical products from more than 40 countries with basic information
registered trade name, dosage form and –structure, provider, co-distributor, country
composition: active ingredient including dosage

  • ATC-Code (WHO)

ABDA-database: list of pharmaceutical ingredients

This database offers information on substances (active ingredients and additives). They are sourced from magazines, books and information from the manufacturers. Provided are:

  • Data for identification of substances: name, synonyms, CAS-number, molecular formula
  • chemical/physical properties: molecular weight, alkalinity, index of refraction, dissolubility, boiling point, freezing point, specific rotation
    Data for medical application: maximal dosage, therapeutical usage
  • Legal assignments
  • Fields of application
  • Priscus list (list of medication possibly not applicable for the elderly) including allocated active ingredients
  • Critical formulation substances including explanatory statements
  • For biological substances: classification of substances, sources, quality requirements, active substances
  • Links to further derivatives and preparations

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