Download Pharmaceutical Packaging Notes For D.Pharmacy Students Free. DEFINITION:
Packing: Packing consists of enclosing an individual item, or several items, in a container,
usually for shipment or delivery. This operation is mostly done by hand and machine.
Pharmaceutical Packaging: Pharmaceutical packaging means the combination of components
necessary to contain, preserve, protect & deliver a safe, efficacious drug product, such that at
any time point before expiration date of the drug product, a safe & efficacious dosage form is
available. Types of Packaging Systems:
o Primary package system: Made up of those package components & subcomponents
that come into direct contact with the product, or those that may have a direct effect
on the product shelf life.
o Secondary or tertiary package system: Includes cartons, corrugated shippers & pallets. Packaging must meet the following Requirements: [ideal requirements]
Protect the preparation from environmental conditions.
Non-reactive with the product and so does not alter the identity of the product
Does not impart tastes or odors to the product
Protect the dosage form from damage or breakage
Meet tamper-resistance requirements, wherever applicable.
Adaptable to commonly employed high-speed packaging equipments.