Compounding of Drugs

Definition:

Compounding means the preparation, mixing, assembling, packing or labeling of a drug or device
  • As the result of a practitioner’s prescription drug order (or) initiative based on the practitioner/patient/pharmacist relationship in the course of professional practice, or
  • For the purpose of, or as an incident to research, manufacturing, teaching, clinical trial or chemical analysis including drug analysis and not for sale or dispensing.
Note: Compounding also includes the preparation of drugs or devices in anticipation of prescription, observed prescribing patterns

Compounding, dispensing and labeling of required drug products should ensure that
  • The drug product matches the prescription.
  • The drug product has not expired.
  • The drug product is appropriately compounded (if necessary), packed and labeled appropriately.
  • The accuracy of dispensing is checked by Registered Pharmacist.
  • Proper documentation is made.

No person other than a Registered Pharmacist shall compound, prepare, mix, dispense or supply of any medicine on the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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