United States Pharmacopoeia (USP30 NF25)

by Madjackfrost on March 6, 2009

What is the USP–NF?

The United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary (USP–NF) is a book of public pharmacopeial standards. It contains standards for medicines, dosage forms, drug substances, excipients, medical devices, and dietary supplements.

Monographs and General Chapters

The USP–NF is a three volume combination of two official compendia, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the National Formulary (NF). Monographs for drug substances and preparations are featured in the USP. Monographs for dietary supplements and ingredients appear in a separate section of the USP. Excipient monographs are in the NF.

A monograph includes the name of the ingredient or preparation; the definition; packaging, storage, and labeling requirements; and the specification. The specification consists of a series of tests, procedures for the tests, and acceptance criteria. These tests and procedures require the use of official USP Reference Standards. Medicinal ingredients and products will have the stipulated strength, quality, and purity if they conform to the requirements of the monograph and relevant general chapters.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Dr Sunil K Jain March 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm

It will help the young pharmacists to go deep and deep in the topic of their interest

nageshwar May 26, 2010 at 10:05 am

really excellent guide………….for the interested persons……….

durga prasad October 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm

very good it will help a lot….

rksingh January 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm

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Yogesh Kenjale January 19, 2011 at 4:58 pm


eda malg?r January 31, 2011 at 1:01 pm

we are a company engaged in the production of calcium carbonate. We started work for the pharmaceutical industry. Can you send me monographs of calcium carbonate. And how can we get certificate of suitable pharmacopeia. Where we make analys?s for monographs. ?f you answer, you’ll make me happy
thank you.

ashale mentu January 31, 2011 at 1:08 pm


Madjackfrost February 6, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Hello there,

Will please be specific, I mean which pharmacopoeia monographs due you require. I suggest you to directly contact particular country regulatory authorities regarding this. Thank you.


pvs meghanath February 17, 2011 at 9:08 am

need for young pharmacists.

zeez August 22, 2011 at 9:27 am


pottertee November 30, 2011 at 4:42 pm

feel free to download an e-book application of this text book for free on my digital library at http://buku-ku.com/netherland-farmacope/

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