Importance of temperature monitoring in pharmacy

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A pharmacy is a place that distributes medication for patients. During the distribution of medication and other products, pharmacy is subjected to legislation and under the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) quality guidelines. They are designed to cover the product quality throughout all life cycle of the product.
When talking about GDP, it is a list of the minimum standards that must be met to ensure the quality and integrity of medicine. It applies to sourcing, storage and transportation of pharmaceutical ingredients and other auxiliary substances.
The ideal temperature for most of medicatons are around 20°C to 25°C.
This is mostly avarage room temperature but some medication have different temperature requirements. If the medication in not stored on proper and recommended temperature, the chemical composition can be compromised.
In pharmacy, all refrigerators and air-conditioned areas must have a built-in measuring system or equipment for measuring, reading and possibly printing temperatures in order to constantly monitor the conditions of medicines and medical products.
All hospital pharmacies must have equipment for storing drugs:
– a suitable metal cabinet, a safe for storing drugs and drugs containing drugs, a refrigerator for drugs that are prescribed to be stored at a temperature of 2 – 8 °C,
– a refrigerator or an air-conditioned area for drugs that are prescribed storage at a temperature of 8 – 15 °C.
All refrigerators and air-conditioned areas must have a built-in measuring system or equipment for measuring, reading and possibly printing temperatures in order to constantly monitor the storage conditions of medicines and medical products.
Other medicines and medical products should be stored at a temperature of 15-25 °C.
For monitoring and logging the temperature in pharmacies, HANNA Instruments have great soultion.

HI148

Data Logger
  • Available models with one or two channels, internal and/or external sensor.
  • Programmable high and low LED alarms flash for quick viewing.
  • Automatically record your results and review them using the included software (16,000 samples for 1-channel models and 8,000 samples/channel for 2-channel models).
  • Probe:
    stainless steel probe with 1 m (3.3′) silicone cable; 33.5mm (13.2″) length, 3.5mm (0.14″) diameter
T1 internal sensor
-20.0 to 60.0 °C
-4.0 to 140.0 °F
T1 external sensor
-40.0 to 125.0 °C
-40.0 to 257.0 °F
T1 internal sensor
-20.0 to 60.0 °C
-4.0 to 140.0 °F
T2 external sensor
-40.0 to 125.0 °C
-40.0 to 257.0 °F
T1 external sensor
-40.0 to 125.0 °C
-40.0 to 257.0 °F
T2 external sensor
-40.0 to 125.0 °C
-40.0 to 257.0 °F
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