Quality of water for pharmaceutical use

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This guideline applies to human and veterinary medicines.

Current effective version

Revision 1 - Adopted guideline

Currently under revision - see below

Reference numberCPMP/QWP/158/01 Rev. 1
Effective from01/06/2002
KeywordsWater, pharmaceutical use, grade, excipient, water for injections, purified water, distillation, reconstitution
DescriptionThis document is intended to provide guidance on the pharmaceutical use of different grades of water in the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients and medicinal products.

Document history

Revision 2

In progress

Concept paper

Published: 06/03/2017


Deadline for comments: 06/06/2017

Revision 1

Current version

Adopted guideline

In operation: 01/06/2002-present

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