Nov. 21, 2023
Veterinary drugs refer to substances used to prevent, treat, diagnose animal diseases or purposefully regulate animal physiological functions, including vaccines, diagnostic products, antibiotics, biochemical drugs, traditional Chinese medicines, disinfectants, etc. Depending on the dosage form of the drug, the packaging of veterinary drugs The requirements also vary.
Although there are many types of veterinary drugs, they are mainly divided into two categories according to dosage forms: liquid drugs and powder drugs. Liquid medicines generally choose plastic packaging bottles. The main raw materials include polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester, high barrier, etc. Oral liquids and injections require bottles that are transparent and light-shielding. In order to ensure that the drugs are not affected by light and decompose and deteriorate, brown polyester bottles are chosen. Liquid medicines have high sealing requirements for bottles, so when choosing bottle caps, rubber stoppers and aluminum caps are often used to achieve a good sealing effect.
Powder dosage forms account for a relatively small proportion of veterinary drugs. The main requirement for veterinary drug packaging for this type of drugs is moisture resistance. They are usually packaged in plastic bottles. They are sealed with aluminum foil gaskets and a desiccant is placed inside the bottle to ensure the dryness of the internal environment. , to prevent the medicine from getting damp and deteriorating.
In addition, some highly corrosive drugs (such as disinfectants) have higher barrier requirements for veterinary drug packaging, and packaging with high barrier materials will be selected to ensure that the drugs are in a good state of preservation.
The above are the requirements for veterinary drug packaging for several different veterinary drug dosage forms. Choosing appropriate veterinary drug packaging according to the characteristics of the drug is the basic condition to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the drug.