USP Compounding Standards & Resources


As part of its commitment to providing public standards for the quality, consistency, purity, identity, and strength of all medicines, USP has developed standards for compounding. These standards help compounding practitioners adhere to widely acknowledged, scientifically sound procedures and practices, and facilitate the delivery of consistent and good-quality prepared medicines to patients. State Boards of Pharmacy may adopt these USP standards into their regulations.

Read USP's frequently asked questions regarding general chapters <797> and <800>.


Compounding Information

USP Standards

USP–NF General Chapters

Compliance with General Chapter <797> requires the use of other General Chapters, which are available in the publication "USP Compounding Compendium" for purchase.


Other Resources

Drug Shortages