Product Licence Number

A Product Licence Number (or PL code for short) is a unique identifier on the packaging of medicines, used to uniquely identify the product. This code will normally remain the same despite the varying marketing and branding of the companies selling it.[1]

Photo of the packaging of four medicines showing their Product Licence Number

The code itself is issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency[2] in the UK and the European Medicines Agency.[3]

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