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Using the Inactive Ingredient Database Guidance for Industry July 2019

Draft Level 1 Guidance

Not for implementation. Contains non-binding recommendations.

This guidance is being distributed for comment purposes only.

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Docket Number:
2019-14780
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

This guidance describes the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Inactive Ingredient Database (IID) and provides recommendations for how to use the IID in the development of drug products. The guidance also describes how the IID can be used in evaluating excipient safety, which can affect application filing and scientific review. In addition, this guidance discusses how the IID is structured; the data regarding excipients in the IID; and how nomenclature, maximum potency levels, and units of measure are presented in the IID. Lastly, the guidance is intended to give IID users a clearer understanding of the database’s benefits and limitations.