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ABDA-Datenbank (ABDA database)

The ABDA database contains comprehensive data concerning medicinal drugs and substances as well as drug-related information.

Starting from the brand name or the active ingredient of a drug, you can retrieve information on application and composition, risks and adverse effects as well as the latest news.

Please note that at present the database is only available in German.

 Search with contract


The DIMDI hosts five specific database modules:

  • ABDA - Aktuelle Infos (latest news)
  • ABDA - Fertigarzneimittel (medicinal products)
  • ABDA - Interaktionen (drug interactions)
  • ABDA - Hersteller/Vertreiber (adresses)
  • ABDA - Stoffe (pharmaceutical substances)
  • ABDA - Wirkstoffdossiers (detailed information on active ingredients)

Find detailed information about the content in the database information


Access to ABDA database via DIMDI is only allowed for health care professionals and medical journalists. 

For the ABDA database DIMDI offers additionally a flat-rate usage. Health care professionals can search in these databases as much as they want for an fixed amount of 700,- € (VAT not included).

Contract for flat-rate usage for ABDA databases (PDF, 44 kB)
(contract is only available in German language)

Access to to all public databases offered by DIMDI including the ABDA database is also possible as a contract user.

Contract for Contract Users

ABDA Producer

Carl-Mannich-Strasse 26
65760 Eschborn/Ts.

Phone: +49 (61 96) 9 28-422
Telefax: +49 (61 96) 9 28-439
E-Mail: Contact ABDATA