A REVIEW ON PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINERS AND CLOSURESJournal: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IAJPS) (Vol.03, No. 08)
Publication Date: 2016-08-17
Authors : T.Balakrishna; S.Vidyadhara; RLC.Sasidhar; G.Kusuma Kumari;
Page : 867-879
Keywords : Containers & closures; Additives; Types; Problems & Tests.;
All dispensed medicinal products will need to be dispensed to the patient in a suitable product container. The function of a container for a medicinal product is to maintain the quality, safety and stability of its contents. Although different pharmaceutical preparations will be packaged in different containers depending on the product type, pharmaceutical packaging can largely be grouped. It is device used for providing protection, presentation, identification, information and convenience for pharmaceuticals product from the moment of production until it is used or administered. Drugs need more care in their packaging than do most other product, because any failure in their packing could result in changes in the drug that lead either to a failure to cure, to illness, to injury or even cause death of patient. It should protect the drug product from physical and chemical damage, and also give protection from mechanical and climatic hazards and microbial contamination. It should provide maximum possible information related to the dosage form, provide special precautions specified for different under schedules. Its area not only helps in creation of wealth, preserving product quality, but also lengthens the shelf life of products. This review provides maximum possible information regarding the materials, additives, tests used for manufacturing of containers and closures. Keywords: Containers & closures, Additives, Types, Problems & Tests.
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