Tips for Childproof Pharmaceutical Packaging Design

It is a well-known fact that children can easily mistake medicines for sweets. And what’s more alarming is that it is pretty dangerous for a child to ingest a medicine which is not meant to be used by the children. This is the reason that pharmaceutical companies never stop reminding parents to keep the medicines out of children’s reach. The good thing is that packaging companies have come up with the ways to make pharmaceutical packaging childproof. There are several innovative ways to design pharmaceutical packaging. However, the real challenge here is to make sure that the packaging is not only childproof but also easier for the older patients to handle.

In this scenario, we are going to discuss a few inspiring pharmaceutical packaging designing solutions.

Screw cap secured with closure tape

There are companies that are producing high quality childproof screw caps but it is also the fact that children, sometimes, manage to open the cap. So, some of the companies are using tamper-proof sealing strips to further secure the innovative screw caps. This strip prevents children from opening the bottle while adult can easily remove the strip to open the bottle.

Tear-resistant paper packaging

You can use an innovative mix of materials to prepare a high quality childproof pharmaceutical packaging. It would be worth mentioning Ensocard Resilience which is a tear-resistant type of cellulose material coated with PET. This packaging has been prepared by Finno-Swedish company which is called Stora Enso.

Packaging that requires activating

The idea of a packaging that requires activating every time you need a tablet may sound strange but the matter of fact is that it can be the safest option for you if you have children of curious nature. Even if the tablet box is opened, you would like your children not being able to access any tablet. For this purpose, you can get inspiration from CAREP’AK mechanism which is developed by Rondo in collaboration with the A.C.D. This mechanism helps you in making sure that only one tablet is pressed out of the bottle at a time, and that children will not be able to get the tablet due to an activation action required for the pressing out of the tablet. Both hands are required for the activation in this regard as one hand will be used for holding the bottle and sliding the button whereas the second hand will be used to fetch the tablet. The slide button moves back to block the way for other tablets in order to prevent them from coming out.

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