Repackaging of medicines is the most important thing to be performed when packaging and supplying them to other suppliers and also patients worldwide. Every pharmaceutical packaging company involves three steps of medication packaging which includes primary or ordinary packaging, secondary and tertiary packaging.
- Primary packaging – It is the normal form of packing medicines and is the first step in supplying them to patients.
- Secondary packaging – One can do this type of packaging in numerous forms and the most common forms include paper and boards, corrugated fibres and boxes, and cartons. They are used to group individual packages of pharmaceuticals together and you have to keep in mind that each and every product requires unique packaging materials.
- Tertiary packaging – It is used for the safety and shipping of products, which is an important part of the shipping process, as pharmaceutical products are incredibly fragile and require excellent safety during transport. Therefore, choosing the right tertiary packaging solutions for distribution of medicine is extremely needed for their safety transportation.
Steps involved in repackaging
As you all know that repackaging of medicines is nothing but taking medicines say tablets from its original packaging and placing them in a small, safe and simple type of packaging. This process is extremely useful for the patients as they are separated into individual packets and making them to keep track of their medication doses.
The detailed steps involved in repackaging medication are as follows:
- In the first step, the medicines are received from the manufacturers and placed in the repository of repackaging firms.
- Next, the specifications of each and every medicine are noted down.
- Then, they have to be approved by their clients.
- After the client approval, they have to start producing the containers for those tablets.
- Once their production is completed, the next thing to be done is checking their quality and there will be a quality control team which examines this.
- After the quality check is made, the medications are shipped to respective suppliers or sellers of those medicines.
- The last and final step of this process is delivery and in this step, they will deliver those packaged medicines to the consumers.
There will be also some more additional steps like environmental testing, labeling, securing items and recording that will take place within each process in order to make patients to receive high quality medicines.