The role of degradant profiling in active pharmaceutical ingredients and drug products

Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2007 Jan 10;59(1):29-37. doi: 10.1016/j.addr.2006.10.006. Epub 2006 Nov 15.


Forced degradation studies are used to facilitate the development of analytical methodology, to gain a better understanding of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and drug product (DP) stability, and to provide information about degradation pathways and degradation products. In order to fulfill development and regulatory needs, this publication provides a roadmap for when and how to perform studies, helpful tools in designing rugged scientific studies, and guidance on how to record and communicate results.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Drug Contamination* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Drug Stability*
  • Forecasting
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations / analysis


  • Pharmaceutical Preparations