09-19-2017 11:15 PM
Curious as to how others handle the temperature of medications stored in compounding areas. We stock a limited supply of mediation in our pharmacy clean and anteroom, however, our temperature in those area will sometimes stabilize at 64° F. USP Chapter <797> notes a controlled room temperature range of 68 to 77° F.
- Because USP Chapter <797> also notes working clean room temperatures of less than 68° F, is there anything that permits medications to be stored in those areas at colder temperatures (64° F ) for an extended period of time?
- Should the USP Chapter <797> temperature range of 68 to 77° F be viewed as an absolute (allowing for short lived excursions for a MKT of 77° F) for medication storage?
USP Chapter <659> notes a wider temperature range, however, the last sentence under Temperature and Storage notes “Drug substances are exempt from this standard.”
Our state board of pharmacy is in alignment with USP Chapter <659> temperature range for medication storage, thus setting up the situation where USP Chapter <797> is more stringent.
Any incite will be greatly appreciated.
09-22-2017 09:26 AM
09-25-2017 11:54 PM
I would greatly appreciate Eric's or someones comments on this question as to the storage of meds used in IV compounding in an ante / clean room that is below 20 C.