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Links: FDA & USP Guides on Compounding of Hand Sanitizer

by | Mar 27, 2020 | All Posts, COVID-19, FDA

To address shortages of hand sanitizer due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA issued a guidance document on compounding and labeling alcohol-based hand sanitizer, which can be accessed here:

https://www.fda.gov/media/136118/download?fbclid=IwAR2rXBUHHk-xob8pCQ8i84VE2sGCeU5S0YXB_Sl6HutSpbhkrR3SdMIOcFk

The FDA guidance document provides two formulations that compounders can follow to prepare alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

In addition, the USP Compounding Expert Committee (CMP EC) released an updated document with three formulations for compounding alcohol-based hand sanitizers on 3/25/2020 to address substitutions in light of ingredient shortages. Visit the link below to learn more about the new recommendations provided by the USP CMP EC.

https://www.usp.org/sites/default/files/usp/document/about/public-policy/usp-covid19-handrub.pdf

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