Effects of Impurities in Pharmaceuticals
Effects of Impurities in Pharmaceuticals
August 10, 2018


The substance that are used in pharmaceutical field must be pure so that they can be used safely. But it is very difficult to obtain an almost pure substance. Different substance and chemicals have varying degree of purity. Read an article for different sources of impurities in Pharmaceutical substances

Effect of Impurities: We know that almost pure substances are difficult to get, and some amount of impurity is always present in the material. So, the impurities which are present in the substances may have the following effects.

  • Impurities may bring about incompatibility with other substances.
  • Impurities may lower the shelf life of the substances.
  • Impurities may cause difficulties during formulations and use of the substances.
  • Sometimes Impurities changes the physical and chemical properties of the substances.
  • Therapeutic effect can be decreased.
  • Shows toxic effect after a certain period.
  • Injurious when present above certain limits.
  • It may change odour, colour, taste of the substance.

To prevent these impurities many tests such as limit test are carried out to lower the impurities to make the pharmaceuticals safer.

At SGRL we focus on quality of pharmaceutical intermediates and fine chemicals by regular quality audits. Quality runs across all our departments, ranging from early stage development to document control and manufacturing to validation. Irrespective of function, our people are passionate about achieving manufacturing excellence.

SGRL is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of Advanced Pharmaceutical Drug Intermediates. Our expertise in chlorination reaction for production of intermediates allows us to manufacture chlorinated derivatives.