Diseased persons use various medicines on a daily basis. Those could be the drugs advised by the physician because of some specific illness, but not necessarily – sometimes these are simply some minor supplements.
Some people, being curious about the world wonder how are those medicines boxed and why in this way.
The medication is usually acquired in a carton packaging. Inside, a few blisters and the leaflet are put. Why blisters? First of all, they protect the medicine from external environment: humidity and dirt. Its material is not picked at will. It is plastic or aluminium. Polymers, like PVC and its blends with other chemicals are used. They can be easily formed by specialized machines under high temperature conditions. When the wanted shape of the packaging is finished, the pills are put into it. Finally, they are closed by the lid. It is usually fabricated from aluminium or polymer foil. During tablet packaging production, a wide range of factors must be taken under consideration. The raw material which is used should not enter any reaction with the drug. It ought to be tough enough to protect the tablets from cracking. Nevertheless, the resulting packaging must be easy to use. Elderly patients have to be able to unpack it without any trouble, but not the children. It is not easy to design such kind of blister.
Materials in medicine and pharmacy have to meet specific, strict requirements.
Thanks to this fact patients can count that the medicament they acquire is appropriately packed, protected, as well as nobody attempted any intrusion inside. The user safety is the most important goal.