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Basics of Compounding: Repackaging, Part 2

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  Mar/Apr 2013 - Volume 17, Number 2
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Abstract:  Compounding pharmacists who repackage commercial sterile products must be familiar with the standards set forth in the United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary concerning this topic. Parts 1 and 2 of this two-part article examine the general chapters of the United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary as they relate to repackaging and differentiates between commercial repackagers and pharmacists who repackage in their pharmacy for their patients.

Related Keywords: Loyd V. Allen Jr., PhD, RPh, repackaging, standards, United States Pharmacopeia--National Formulary, USP--NF, compounded sterile preparations, single-unit containers, unit-dose containers, unit-of-use containers, nonsterile preparations, packaging, quality assurance, stability

Related Categories: PACKAGING, STABILITIES, COMPATIBILITIES, STERILE PREPARATIONS, QUALITY CONTROL, UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA CONVENTIONS

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