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Gases can also be contained in ampoules, or the ampoule can be pressurized with a specific gas to improve the solid or liquid drug's stability. The ampoule's glass can also be changed to block harmful UV light.
FREMONT, CA : Drugs may be liquid, solid, or gases, and packaging must meet the drug's precise long-term storage specifications. Most medications were once only available in liquid form and were dispensed by pharmacists in hospitals, but solid delivery forms that are more appealing to patients have recently become more popular.
Furthermore, due to the increased competition among over-the-counter drug makers, the range, scale, and visual appeal of packaging has increased. Importantly, usage-dose packaging has become the industry norm for many medications, reducing the risk of dosage errors dramatically. Labeling, inventory inspection, tamper-proofing, quality control, and other aspects are all governed by the law in various parts of the world.
While certain liquid dosages can be taken in pill form, solid medications can be packed into tablets or stored within gelatin capsules. Blister packs, which are thermo-set plastic sheets with room for the drugs and are backed by a card or foil cover, are commonly used to deliver pills. Blister packs are lightweight and inexpensive to make, and they have the added benefit of warning the patient that the drug was taken destructively.
A special type of glass vial known as an ampoule may be used to administer many drugs, both solid and liquid. Ampoules are often used to hold air-sensitive drugs and chemicals and those that require sterility and an inert jar. Gases can also be contained in ampoules, or the ampoule can be pressurized with a specific gas to improve the solid or liquid drug's stability. The ampoule's glass can also be changed to block harmful UV light. Ampoules also have color-coded rings around their necks to assist with recognition once they are separated from their secondary packaging and a dot on the neck to help with thumb orientation when breaking the ampoule.
If the drug is solid and in the form of a powder, it may be given to users in the form of a sachet, which is typically pre-prepared at the required administration dosage. Sachets, like ampoules, can be purged with noble gas to boost product stability. They are usually made of a combination of paper and foil and come in big sheets that can be broken apart to form individual sachets. Instead of powder, these sachets can contain pills; however, since sachets have little defense against crushing, pills are normally distributed in blister packs.
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