From chemical ingredients to the final blister: how medicines are being packed?

By | 9 July 2021
When a person purchases medicines, she often does not realize how long could be the process from pure substance to finally formed and packed pellet.


Autor: Bill Reynolds
pharmaceutical repackaging

Autor: Kim Groome

Autor: jamesvandyke
This mechanism is complicated and must be carried out under particular conditions. Production is the first step, then drugs have to be packed and repacked.

Following manufacturing, the medicines are packed into large packages and send further. Pharmaceutical repackaging is often performed by an external corporation. This institution gets pharmaceuticals and then distributes them into smaller packs, for instance blisters in cartons or glass bottles. The packages, in which medicines are transported have to fulfil particular requirements. Sometimes the stable temperature is needed to save all the properties. That is the reason why some containers are specially insulated. The process has a name of „cold chain”. For example, some types of tablets or vaccines must be kept in the fridge – in patient’s house too. The other case of pharmaceutical repackaging is being realized in drug stores. Some patients come to the drug store to buy prescription medicines. The appropriate medicine is made by pharmacist according to the physicians’ indications. So the pharmacies get bigger amounts of specific substances, which are next divided into tinier parts, properly combined and packed in tinier containers for users. The pharmacist informs the patient how to store this medicine and how much time it can be used with maintaining its properties.

A medicine is a special product, which has to be packed carefully and stored in specific conditions. The whole process guarantees that medicine gets in patient’s hands in perfect condition and its properties are completely retained.