This general chapter is harmonized with the corresponding texts of the European Pharmacopoeia and/or the Japanese Pharmacopoeia. These pharmacopeias have undertaken not to make any unilateral change to this harmonized chapter.
Portions of the present general chapter text that are national USP text, and therefore not part of the harmonized text, are marked with symbols () to specify this fact.
This test is provided to determine compliance with the dissolution requirements where stated in the individual monograph for dosage forms administered orally. In this general chapter, a dosage unit is defined as 1 tablet or 1 capsule or the amount specified. Of the types of apparatus described herein, use the one specified in the individual monograph. Where the label states that an article is enteric-coated, and where a dissolution or disintegration test that does not specifically state that it is to be applied to delayed-release articles is included in the individual monograph, the procedure and interpretation given for Delayed-Release Dosage Forms is applied unless otherwise specified in the individual monograph. For hard or soft gelatin capsules and gelatin-coated tablets that do not conform to the Dissolution specification, repeat the test as follows. Where water or a medium with a pH of less than 6.8 is specified as the Medium in the individual monograph, the same Medium specified may be used with the addition of purified pepsin that results in an activity of 750,000 Units or less per 1000 mL. For media with a pH of 6.8 or greater, pancreatin can be added to produce not more than 1750 USP Units of protease activity per 1000 mL.
USP Reference Standards 11— USP Chlorpheniramine Maleate Extended-Release Tablets RS (Drug Release Calibrator, Single Unit). USP Prednisone Tablets RS (Dissolution Calibrator, Disintegrating). USP Salicylic Acid Tablets RS (Dissolution Calibrator, Nondisintegrating).
Apparatus 1 and Apparatus 2