Dispensing of multiple drugs in single-dose containers
Multiple drugs may be packaged in the same container such that
the different drugs are in contact with each other only under the following
|| The number of drugs
placed in one package cannot exceed the capability of the receptacle to prevent
damage to the dosage forms.
The quantity dispensed may not be more than a thirty-one-day supply.
|| The labels must be of sufficient size to
properly and clearly label a thirty-one-day or less supply with all information
required by state and federal law including accessory labels.
|| Each individual package must include a
beyond-use date of not more than sixty days from the date the drugs were placed
in the package.
which have been packaged in multi-dose packaging are considered adulterated if
returned to the pharmacy for any reason and may not be returned to stock or
|| The packaging is
|| Any pharmacist
or pharmacy using multi-dose packaging must implement policies and procedures
which will exclude drugs having the following characteristics from such
|| The U.S.P. monograph or
official labeling requires dispensing in the original container;
|| The drugs or dosage forms are
incompatible with packaging components or each other;
|| The drugs are therapeutically
incompatible when administered simultaneously;
|| The drug products require special
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4729-9-23
119.032 review dates:
Effective Dates: 03/01/1999