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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF IP-2014?

Effective date of IP-2014 is 01st April, 2014.

WHAT ARE DRAFT MONOGRAPHS?

Draft Monographs are the monographs drafted in IP format, which are not given in the last edition of Indian Pharmacopoeia. After drafting they are displayed on the website (www.ipc.gov.in) for stakeholders comments. They may be considered for next addendum/edition after approval from the technical experts. 

NEW DRUGS TEST PROTOCOLS AVAILABLE WITH IPC

The IPC has started verifying test protocols of certain drugs which have been introduced recently in the Indian market on approval of DCGI office. In the 41st DCC meeting, the members have desired that such test protocols be made available to drug’s testing laboratories/ regulators of the respective states on demands. The list of drugs recently tested is available on our website and their test protocols are available with the IPC secretariat.

WHAT ARE DRAFT REVISED TESTS?

Draft Revised Tests means that the existing tests of IP, which are upgraded technically using sophisticated techniques and available on the website (www.ipc.gov.in) for stakeholders comments.

WHAT IS AMENDMENT LIST?

Amendment list refers to the corrections approved by the technical experts committee for implementation.

WHAT ARE DRAFT PROPOSAL FOR AMENDMENTS?

Draft proposal for amendments are the amendments drafted, which are available on the website (www.ipc.gov.in) for stakeholders comments. The same will be finalized after the technical discussion/deliberation with the technical experts. After finalization, appropriate time would be given to the stakeholders for implementation.

AVAILABILITY OF REFERENCE STANDARDS & IMPURITY STANDARDS?

The lists of reference standards/impurity standards available with IPC are given on our website (www.ipc.gov.in). The reference standards/impurity standards which are not available with IPC, any international standard may also be used for the purpose as mentioned in appendix 5.10 of IP.

CLARIFICATION ON USUAL STRENGTHS?

In the 41st meeting of the Drugs Consultative Committee held on 28th October, 2010 at FDA, New Delhi, the issue related to usual strengths indicated in an individual monograph of the IP has been deliberated. The members were of the considered opinion that the usual strengths prescribed in IP 2010 of a drug does not restrict other strengths, approved by the Regulatory Authority, to comply with the standards specified in the Indian Pharmacopoeia and be labelled ‘I.P.’ 

HOW CAN WE PURCHASE IP-2014?

IP-2014 can be procured from the office of the Secretary-cum-Scientific Director,IP Commission at IPC Campus, Rajnagar, Sector 23, Ghaziabad – 201 002 (UP),India or from our distribution network (see website:www.ipc.gov.in).

             

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORK OF IPC?

Interested parties can participate in the following ways:

Submit draft monographs.

The Indian Pharmacopoeia encourages you to submit draft monographs. Your draft may be the starting point for an official public standard.

Propose Revisions to Existing General Chapters and Monographs

You can propose revisions to the general chapters and monographs in the current official edition of the Indian Pharmacopoeia.

HOW TO CONTACT IPC?             

By email:IPCSecretariat at ipclab[at]vsnl[dot]net

By post:IndianPharmacopoeia Commission

Ministry of Health&FamilyWelfare

Government ofIndia

 Sector-23, Raj Nagar,Ghaziabad(U.P.)-201002,India

Fax : 0120-2783311