Expiration dating of repackaged medications


07-Dec-2017 12:54

A pharmacist who repackages under the state law needs to apply (1) the principal information provided in the USP general information chapter This chapter provides information to any person who removes drugs from their original manufacturer's container and repacks them into a different container–closure system for resale or for distribution to hospitals or other pharmacies.

It does not apply to repackaging of any A repackager referred to here may also be a contract packager or a contract repackager.

The expiration date of a drug is estimated using stability testing under good manufacturing practices as determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Drug products marketed in the US typically have an expiration that extends from 12 to 60 months from the time of manufacturer.

Medscape uses cookies to customize the site based on the information we collect at registration.A repackager may or may not take ownership from the manufacturer.A repackager is engaged in the repackaging of drugs (see also is one who is contracted by original drug manufacturers to package or repackage their product into a single- or multi-unit container chosen by the manufacturer.Patients often have questions about drug expiration dates: Can they take a medication if it has reached the drug expiration date?

Are there recommendations about the best way to store medications?

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