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unit dose

a method of preparing medications in which individual doses of patient medications are prepared by the pharmacy and delivered in individual labeled packets to the patient's unit to be administered by the nurses on an ordered schedule. One intent of unit dose is to decrease administration error.
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unit dose

A dose of medicine prepared in an individual packet for convenience, safety, or monitoring.
Synonym: monodose
See also: dose
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Zubsolv is the only opioid dependence treatment that is available in the highest level (F1) child resistant, individual unit-dose packaging, thereby reducing the chance of unintended pediatric exposure.
RBP remains committed to maintaining its own high level standards for safety, including the use of child resistant, unit-dose packaging for its buprenorphine-based opioid dependence treatment products.
Equipment upgrades, coupled with trends favoring unit-dose packaging, will also boost demand for pouches and strip packs.
Made of FDA-approved ingredients, MonoSol engineered the new F-100 film for unit-dose packaging of dry ingredients used in mixing and batching operations within the food processing industry.
Lyne specializes in the manufacture of oral liquids, powders, semi-solids, tablets and liquid unit-dose packaging.
Medicaid regulations there provide additional reimbursement to pharmacies that fill prescriptions for nursing homes in unit-dose packaging, which enables the pharmacies to take returns of unused medications.
This case study analyzes the key consumer trends influencing demand for unit-dose packaging within the sector and examines the extent to which consumer demand for convenience conflicts with concerns over price, performance and over-packaging.
While the data do not isolate the root cause of these findings, the child resistant, unit-dose packaging of Suboxone Film may be one of the key contributing factors to the decrease in exposure rates compared to Suboxone Tablets that are distributed in a multi-dose bottle containing 30 tablets, since the active ingredient of both products is the same.
Despite the contention that a unit-dose packaging requirement would dramatically reduce hospital medication errors, the FDA declined to go that far.
Unit-dose packaging is a wasteful approach to dispensing drugs.
Greene believes the FDA "took a major step forward" when it announced plans in March to require bar codes on unit-dose packaging for medications to help improve patient safety.
RBP remains committed to maintaining its own high level standards for safety, including the use of child-resistant, unit-dose packaging for its buprenorphine-based opioid dependence treatment products.