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USP-NF Online Release Notes

UPDATED: 13-Nov-2020

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Both USP 43–NF 38 and USP 43–NF 38, First Supplement will become official on November 1, 2020. Starting on November 1, 2020, USP 43–NF 38, First Supplement will be designated as the official publication within the banner on the main dashboard and by the green check-mark icon in the filter section. Please refer to the individual documents to determine their specific official dates. Click here for the Compendial Notice that provides more details.

New Enhancements for November 2020

  • General Notices
    • “General Notices” now displays in top navigation bar between “Start Here” and “General Chapters.”
  • Export to Excel
    • “Export to Excel” icon now displays on search results pages.
    • Clicking the “Export to Excel” icon automatically opens the spreadsheet in Excel or downloads the spreadsheet.
  • PDF Generation
    • Combined PDFs can be generated from the top level of index page for: Reagent Specifications, Chromatographic Columns, Indicators, Indicator Test Papers, Volumetric Solutions, Test Solutions and Indicator Solutions, and Colorimetric Solutions
    • A Spanish NF user cannot access the Combined PDF in English. A Combo User with access to both products can toggle from Spanish NF to USPNF and navigate to the respective combined PDF in English. A PDF icon has been added between “Email Link” and “Print Page”
      • Print PDFs are available in English starting with USP-NF 2021 Issue 1. 
      • Print PDFs are available in Spanish starting with USP43-NF38 First Supplement.
  • Access Point Outage
    • During an Access Point outage, an alternative login page will be presented to give users limited access USP-NF contented.
  • General Chapters
    • General Chapters navigation has been updated to show full numerical ranges


  • Please note that UNII codes will not appear in the generated PDFs associated with USP-NF, Issue 1 and prior file versions.
  • Prior to January 24, 2020, if you saved a browser bookmark to a specific file in the USP-NF application, after January 24, 2020 you will need to update the browser bookmark as the URL has been updated slightly. This is the same for any link via email that you may have received prior to January 24, 2020. The link will no longer work after January 24, 2020. Bookmarks from within the application will still work as expected.
  • The following file displays complex official status due to complicated revision history:
    • Ziprasidone Capsules
    • Revision History:
      • Added in USP 40-NF 35 2S (To Be Official, December 1, 2017)
      • Revision Bulletin (Official Nov. 1, 2017, prior to USP 40-NF 35 2S file)
      • Revision Bulletin (Official May 1, 2018)
    • The "Currently Official" version is correct with the correct official date (Official as of 1-May-2018)
    • The official dates of the 'Older Versions' of this monograph should appear as follows:
      • USP 41-NF 36 – “Never Official”
      • USP 41-NF 36 1S – "No Longer Official, 1-Nov-2017 to 30-Apr-2018"
  • For files that have a USP41-NF36 revision that were superseded by an Accelerated Revision in the November, December, and January monthly posting, the entire document is currently official as of May 1, 2018. Any earlier official date that displays in the official status banner is based on the Accelerated Revision.
  • In the event that a "No Longer Official" version of a file displays a backwards date range (i.e., Official from 1-May-2018 to 30-Apr-2018) this version is to be considered "Never Official".
  • When viewing a file with a title change, two "Currently Official" versions will appear in the "Switch Version" drop down; switching between these versions in the drop down allows you to navigate between the two files.
  • Files with August 2017 and October 2017 Accelerated Revisions were included with the USP 41-NF 36 1S online publication, per the normal Accelerated Revision publishing schedule. These files, which were technically revised via Errata or Revision Bulletin, will not receive an Accelerated Revision icon as the online system views them as part of the USP 41-NF 36 1S online publication.
  • If a reagent title (or cross reference title) is not appearing in the navigation menu, please use the search function to find the reagent.
  • For the most accurate list of new and revised content in USP 41-NF 36, USP 41-NF 36 1S, USP 41-NF 36 2S, and USP 42-NF 37 please use the Annotated lists for those publications. There is a known issue with the New and Changed lists for these specific publications.
  • As of 1-Nov-2018, when accessing a file revised in First Supplement to USP 41-NF 36 you will be viewing a version of this document without the revision tagging. If you need access to a file with the revision tagging please access the First Supplement to USP 41-NF 36 in the legacy platform until December 1, 2018.
  • There is a known issue with the new search highlighting feature that does not work with our equation software. When searching for a title, if you encounter an equation that appears similar to the following, please navigate to that title from the main alphabetical Table of Contents.


  • Fixed: We are aware of the following files that contain multiple revisions with differing official dates. Please access both the "Currently Official" and "To be Official" versions to see all currently official text.
    • Amlodipine and Atorvastatin Tablets
    • Colchicine
    • Miconazole Nitrate Topical Powder
    • Trazodone Hydrochloride Tablets
    • <724>
    • 0.01 M Sodium Thiosulfate VS
  • Fixed: From the dashboard, "Events and Training" is displaying links to out dated events.
  • Fixed: Some files may not show up in the "My Viewing Activity" located on the dashboard, however they can be bookmarked.
  • Fixed: The following 41 titles were not appearing in the USP 41-NF 36 1S and USP 41-NF 36 2S navigational Table of Contents from June 18, 2018 until June 29, 2018. All versions of these files with the correct official dates and statuses were available in the online product from the USP 41-NF 36 navigational table of contents and available via the search tool.
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      Acetazolamide Tablets
      Acitretin Capsules
      Amlodipine and Benazepril Hydrochloride Capsules
      Amlodipine Besylate Tablets
      Buprenorphine Hydrochloride
      Cabergoline Tablets
      Candesartan Cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets
      Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium, Shark
      Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate
      Fluticasone Propionate Lotion
      Hydrocodone Bitartrate
      Hydroflumethiazide Tablets
      Hydrogenated Castor Oil
      Indomethacin Sodium
      Insulin Glargine
      Isoxsuprine Hydrochloride Injection
      Monoglyceride Citrate
      Ondansetron Orally Disintegrating Tablets
      Pemetrexed Disodium
      Pimozide Tablets
      Polyoxyl 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
      Potassium Citrate Extended-Release Tablets
      Propafenone Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsules
      Quetiapine Tablets
      Raloxifene Hydrochloride
      Vinblastine Sulfate
  • Fixed: Hyperlinks referencing Chromatography <621>, Thin-Layer Chromatography are incorrectly linking to the USP Monograph Quinine Sulfate. 
  • Fixed: There is a known issue with search results not returning documents with terms found only in the description section of classic format monographs.

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