The International Pharmacopoeia
- 2006 - 2 Volumes
- Edition : World Health Organization, Geneva (SWITZERLAND)
- Collection : Fourth edition
- Langues : Anglais
- Mot-clés : Monographie, Pharmacopée
The International Pharmacopoeia constitutes a collection of recommended procedures for analysis and specifications for the determination of pharmaceutical substances, excipients and dosage forms that is intended to serve as source material for reference or adaptation by any WHO Member State wishing to establish pharmaceutical requirements. The pharmacopoeia, or any part of it, shall have legal status, whenever a national or regional authority expressly introduces it into appropriate legislation. Further explanation of the role of The International Pharmacopoeia if provided in the paragraphs entitled « Scope and function » at the end of the Preface to this edition.
The remaining monographs for pharmaceutical substances together with those for dosage forms and radiopharmaceutical preparations, the methods of analysis and the reagent sections are to be found in Volume 2.