The answer is Yes, you can use a API which is within its expiry soon and
make a drug product using that API.

It is not necessary that the API expiration should be beyond the product
expiry. Both are different things.

The Finished product expiry depends on many things not only the API
expiration, but the excipients, manufacturing process, packaging
configuration etc.

In case if you need to prove that the drug product will be stable, then
place that lot of drug product (which was made with API expiring soon) in
the stability study and determine whether the drug product can stay stable
throughout its shelf life.

Thanks,

Venkat







On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 4:36 PM, Radwan Almofti <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>
> Could you please let me know if I can use an API that will expire soon to
> manufacture a finished product with shelf life that will pass the expiry
> date of that API?
>
> For example, if I want to use Ibuprofen that will expire in June 2015 to
> make the tablets or oral liquid or any other finished dosage forms that has
> the shelf life of 3 years which means that Ibuprofen will expire in the
> tablets (or other dosage forms) while they are being consumed.
>
> Is that acceptable by GMP/CGMP, FDA and/or other regulatory bodies such as
> Health Canada or EMA?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Radwan
>
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