Hygroscopic Pharmaceuticals: when the technical function of packaging comes into play
When formulated into use friendly forms, certain pharmaceutical substances have hygroscopic characteristics, which make pills or capsules suffer from aggressions from ambient humidity. This behaviour is both well-known and very relevant, when choosing how to market these products.
Hygroscopic drugs absorb water from the air, which may cause their condition to change, by oxidation or agglutination, which can diminish the therapeutic effect of said drugs. While these changes are usually visible, such as with discoloration or colour, they can mean troublesome news for market performance of a product, if they are not prevented. Furthermore, ambient conditions usually change from one geographical market to another, which means that, when planning to market your products to different regions, you need to plan ahead and prevent mishaps related to localisation.
To an extent, while most finished forms of said medicines already include drying agents, using specific packaging is somewhat mandatory. Maintaining these pharmaceuticals in pristine condition, even after the product has been exposed to a regular environment, is a critical technical function of packaging.
Neutroplast, your packaging solutions provider
Packaging for hygroscopic pharmaceuticals must abide to your own manufacturing, process and marketing conditions, which is why Neutroplast offers a fully integrated Pill Bottle line solution for your humidity sensitive products. Furthering that goal, we combine the use of silica solutions with the caps of our bottles, which use a time proven combination of desiccant and bottle volume.
It is worth noting that other ways to safeguard your product, such as desiccant pouches, can damage your products’ integrity, by excessively drying the formulation. This can have a disaggregating effect, while our packaging solution, on the contrary, allows for extended shelf-life and product stability, while preventing the hazards of continuous contact of desiccants with your product.
The compatibility of our models is why we have a proven track record on hygroscopic medicines packaging, on very diverse markets, from Europe to the Maghreb or the Middle East. Contact us today @ www.neutroplast.com and learn how we can safeguard your sensitive products.