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Unit Dose Packaging For Over The Counter Medications

Author : Shelby Coiepass

Unit dose packaging is very important to the pharmaceutical industry. Unit dose packaging is the packaging of a single dose of a product. Unit dose packaging in the past has been mainly for medications, to assure the quality of the medication. However, there are a lot of new unit dose styles being introduced to the market. There are a lot of benefits to unit dose packaging. When medications are packed individually it is lengthening the shelf life of the medication. It also protects the medication from moisture or harm to the medicine. Over the last couple of years, there has been further technology in unit dose packaging. There are different packaging systems that are being invented.

Along with new innovations in unit dose packaging for over the counter medications, unit dose packaging is becoming more wide spread throughout the medical field. Unit dose packaging is now being used in the dental, veterinary, and for cosmetic systems.

Unit dose packaging is also quite frequently being used in the dental care world. Different toothpastes, gels, bonding materials, cleaning products, and much more can be packaged in unit dose packaging. It is especially important to have these products keep a sufficient long term care to provide the maximum quality to patients in the dental field.

Unit dose packaging systems are becoming more common in the beauty industry. The beauty industry is more frequently packaging lotions, gels, creams, makeup, and many more products in unit dose packaging. A good example for this, is when beauty companies or salons give out samples of their products. They can give a sample in unit dose packaging so everyone gets the same amount of product. The product is also protected and lasts longer than a large quantity of the product.

Unit dose packaging for beauty products has expanded to quite a few different methods. Unit dose packaging can include bottles, pouches, tubes, etc. Depending on the product used, there are many benefits to each type of unit dose packaging.

You will see a lot of unit dose packaging in a pharmacy. Unit dose packaging is probably most known and recognized in over the counter medications. One type of unit dose packaging that is becoming more common is syringes. Syringes can be pre-filled and ready for individual use. Unit dose packaging for medications, makes it easier for the person taking the medication. They are easy to open, you just push the pill through the foil out of the plastic. Since they are individually packaged you will have an easier time remembering to take your medication each day. Many unit dose packaging systems are labeled with the day of the week, so if you forget a day, you won't be confused which pill you supposed to take that day. .

In the next few years, we can expect even further enhancements in unit dose packaging technology. With the medical industry on the rise, we can expect to see break through innovations when it comes to packaging systems and different unit dose styles. Unit dose packaging is really the best type of packaging in the market for these types of products. There are many different manufacturers, depending on what type of unit dose packaging you need for your products.


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