Pharmaceutical Packaging PDF/PPT

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Pharmaceutical Packaging:

  1. Definition and Purpose:

    • Pharmaceutical packaging involves the science, art, and technology of enclosing or protecting pharmaceutical products for distribution, storage, sale, and use.
    • Its primary objectives include:
      • Providing Protection: Packaging safeguards drugs from external factors such as light, moisture, and physical damage.
      • Ensuring Stability: Proper packaging maintains drug integrity and stability over time.
      • Facilitating Identification: Clear labeling helps users identify the product and its contents.
      • Enhancing Convenience: Packaging design influences ease of use and administration.
      • Complying with Regulations: Packaging must adhere to regulatory requirements.
  2. Levels of Pharmaceutical Packaging:

    • Tertiary Packaging:
    • Secondary Packaging:
      • Surrounds the primary container (such as a bottle or blister pack).
      • Provides additional protection and information.
    • Primary Packaging:
      • Directly holds the drug product (e.g., vials, ampoules, tubes).
      • Comes into direct contact with the drug.
  3. Global Standards for Identification and Labelling:

    • Global Trade Item Number® (GTIN®): A unique identifier for products.
    • Batch/Lot Number: Identifies a specific production batch.
    • Expiration Date: Indicates product shelf life.
    • Serial Number: Unique identifier for traceability