IP/BP/USP meaning

Meaning of IP/BP/USP | Licenses Required For Selling Over the Counter Products

Last updated on March 9th, 2018 at 04:25 am

Query:

We are into Processed Food product business and operating under private our private brand.No we are looking to foray into OTC-Healthcare segment specifically with Antacids,Pain Relievers Gel/Spray & Vitamin tablet.So going through internet for a query whether Above mentioned products requires any type of wholesale allopathy drug license because we want to develop brand with allopathy formulations. This was the blog we came across and it has mentioned something about IP/BP/USP meaning.

Q1)Now we want to exactly understand what type of Medicines would not require Allopathy Drug License?
Q2) Most of the Pain Relieving Gel/Spray has IP & BP after ingredients,so will we be able to market that with a DL?
If you can please revert us with proper guidance or where can we get proper information regarding the products to be classified as OTC or Pharmaceutical preparation we would be grateful.
Hoping to get revert ASAP.
Response:
  • IP stand For Indian Pharmacopoeia
  • BP stand for British Pharmacopoeia
  • USP stand for United State Pharmacopoeia
These are the reference books that contains standard of particular salt/ingredient used for making a medicine. A medicine label must show ingredient’s reference book standard which is complied by ingredient.  This is also used for differentiating few products that are manufactured in Medicine as well as Food Supplements. Now come to your questions
Q1)Now we want to exactly understand what type of Medicines would not require Allopathy Drug License?

Answer: All type of medicines (whether it is prescription or Over the Counter OTC) require allopathic drug license. No medicine can’t be sell out without drug license.

Q2) Most of the Pain Relieving Gel/Spray has IP & BP after ingredients,so will we be able to market that with a DL?
Ans: All pain relieving gel/spray which has IP/BP after ingredient can’t be sell without drug license. You have to take drug license before proceeding in this matter.
Hope above information is useful to you…
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