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Non-insured medications

As of July 2017

We assume a portion of the cost of medications that are prescribed by a doctor but not covered by basic health insurance. All pharmaceutical products with special applications (LPPV) (in german) as well as the medications listed below (non-exhaustive list of examples) are excluded:

Digestive disorders and nutrition

  • Vitamins, minerals, tonics and and other food supplements or products for treating digestive disorders (e.g. Carvon tablets, Luvos healing earth, Imogas capsules, etc.) or
  • products against constipation or to stimulate the metabolism (e.g. glycerine suppositories, Dulcolax, Colosan Plus granules, etc.)
  • Exception: The cost of approved vitamin and mineral products is reimbursed during pregnancy

Ailments of the mouth, throat or palate; head colds

  • Products, pastes and medications for the localized treatment of mouth and throat ailments (e.g. Elmex gelée, Kenacort A adhesive paste, Mebucaïne lozenges, Hextril spray, etc.)
  • Head-cold products (e.g. Triomer nasal spray, Emser nasal ointment, etc.)


  • Oils, bath additives, teas or hot drinks for treating colds (e.g. Po-Ho oil, Pulmex bath additive for colds, etc.)

Joint and muscle pain

  • Ointments, tinctures or plasters for joint or muscle pain (e.g. Isola capsicum plaster, Dul-X cream, comfrey gel

Eye complaints

  • Products for moistening the eyes (e.g. Bepanthen eye drops, Eigenserum eye drops, etc.)

Hair loss

  • Hair restorers (e.g. Propecia, Proscar, etc.)

Skin complaints

  • Antihidrotics
  • Products for itching and skin irritations (e.g. Kamillex liquid)
  • Ointments for treating scars (e.g. Kelosoft scar cream, etc.)
  • Medicinal shampoos (e.g. Selsun shampoo, etc.)
  • Wart removers, products for removing calluses and corns (e.g. Wartner wart remover, etc.)

Insect repellents

  • Products to combat mosquitoes, lice and ticks as well as products for scabies (e.g. Anti-Brumm, Loxazol lotion, Prioderm shampoo, etc.)
  • Products to kill or repel insects


  • Contraceptives (e.g. the pill, etc.)
  • Contraceptives with localized or systemic effects (e.g. Nuvaring, condoms, etc.)

Erectile dysfunction

  • Treatment of erectile dysfunction (e.g. Viagra, Cialis, Vivanza, etc.)
  • Therapies to treat the functional symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia


  • Other medications (e.g. Kenergon, Tamiflu, Relenza, Xenical, Orlistat, Prostin, etc.)

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