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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Abhishek D Chouhan

DO YOU KNOW THE MEANING OF INITIAL AFTER THE NAME OF MEDICINAL PRODUCT?

DO YOU KNOW THE MEANING OF INITIAL AFTER THE NAME OF MEDICINAL PRODUCT?

As you have seen label of various medicinal products. In label of medicinal products, medicine has initial like I.P., B.P., USP. after its name.
I think various people don’t know the meaning of this kind of initial.
I want to elaborate that I.P means Indian Pharmacopoeia, B.P. means British Pharmacopoeia and USP means United States Pharmacopoeia.


Now you are thinking, what is pharmacopoeia?

Regularly updated information on drugs in book form. Pharmacopoeia is a standard book of every country. It contain description of chemical structure, molecular weight, physical and chemical characteristics, solubility, identification and assay methods, standards of purity, storage conditions and dosage forms of officially approved drugs in a country. They are useful to drug manufacturers and regulatory authorities, but not to doctors, most of whom never see a pharmacopoeia. Pharmacopoeia published by government of country and it is official.
There are various examples are Indian pharmacopoeia, British pharmacopoeia, European pharmacopoeia, United States Pharmacopoeias.

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