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Unit Dose Packaging System

What is a unit dose packaging system?

A unit dose packaging system is a method of medication delivery. To make these systems, companies manufacture pre-measured drugs within a secure package for use in hospitals. The medicine in these packages contains a single dose or a dose for a 24-hour period. 

Unit dose packaging systems are a common way that hospital patients receive oral medication. 

Why are unit dose packaging systems important to healthcare?

Unit dose packaging systems are important to healthcare for many reasons, such as their ability to: 

  • Protect medicine from contamination 
  • Show damaged packages 
  • Contain barcodes for individual doses 
  • Accommodate payment for only the amount of medication needed  
  • Improve patient services 
  • Work with electronic documentation