Dose dispensing

Updated 25 March 2024

Dose dispensing means that a community pharmacy or hospital pharmacy places medicine in a dose container. The dose container can contain one or more doses of one or more medicinal products.

Dose dispensing is a service provided to:

  • individuals, institutions and companies that, in connection with patient treatment, rescue services etc., use medicine for treatment of patients,
  • specific (named) patients receiving treatment at a hospital or another institution included in section 3 of the Danish Hospital Act,
  • other specific (named) patients.

The current Danish executive order on dose dispensing of medicinal products came into force on 18 December June 2023.

In Denmark, pharmacies are responsible for dose dispensing of medicines. All pharmacies in Denmark provide dose dispensed medicines.

List of pharmacies authorised to provide automated dose dispensing (in Danish only)