Stability studies on a cough syrup in plastic containers
C. U. Shah College of Pharmacy, S. N. D. T. Women's University, Santacruz (West), Mumbai - 400 049, India
Kamalinder K Singh C. U. Shah College of Pharmacy, S. N. D. T. Women's University, Santacruz (West), Mumbai - 400 049 India E-mail: [email protected]
Packaging of pharmaceuticals is a critical process. Plastics are unanimously used for solid dosage packaging. Due to their numerous advantages over glass, they are now being considered as an alternative to packaging of liquid dosage forms also. Cough syrups are preparations containing antitussive drugs, and are most commonly packaged in glass bottles. The interactive nature of plastics makes it essential that a detailed study be carried out before their use for any pharmaceutical packaging. The present work reports the stability and suitability of packaging antitussive syrup in plastic containers.