USP Compounding Standards & Resources


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USP compounding 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 USP compounding standards into their regulations.

Download USP Quality Standards for Compounding document

Questions? USP provides up-to-date FAQs on Compounding and General Chapters  <797> and <800>.



<797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations

<800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings

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