Concentrations of meclozine in the environment are considered to be accumulated in fish to therapeutic levels. However, meclozine has not yet been found in fish. Effect studies are missing.
Meclozine is included in the Stockholm County Council's table of pharmaceuticals with risk for negative environmental impact according to the environmental program 2017–2021. Meclozine has been detected in treated wastewater in Stockholm County in the last five years (2012–2016).
Is recommended in The Wise list. Environmental classification of pharmaceuticals is taken into consideration, sometimes with other environmental aspects, when selecting pharmaceuticals for the Wise list. When comparable pharmaceuticals are equivalent to medical effects, safety and pharmaceutical efficacy, environmental impact and price are considered.
Concrete proposals on how to work to reduce emissions of environmentally harmful pharmaceuticals on the list have been developed in close cooperation with the Stockholm Drug and Therapeutics Committee's expert advice. The action proposals were developed from an environmental perspective. The patient's best always goes first and several pharmaceuticals on the list are also included in the Wise list. However, for such pharmaceuticals, there may be measures that could reduce the environmental impact.
Concrete proposal for meclozine
Environmental information for the substance is not available on fass.se. It is voluntary for manufacturers to publish environmental impact information on fass.se.
In The Wise list substances with little or moderate environmental impact are recommended before substances that are completely missing or have incomplete environmental data if the substances are medically equivalent.
Author: The Pharmaceutical unit of Region Stockholm