Damaged Or Perforated Drug Packaging?
, I just checked up at the health center, and was given medicine. then the medication is stapled with the drinking guide paper. But the medicine wrap has a hole in the staples, can I take the medicine?
Hello, good morning Irul ...
Drug packaging that is damaged or perforated will certainly be able to expose the drug to air or dust, so that it can reduce the effectiveness of the drug and may even lead to new diseases such as diarrhea. But in your case where the hole formed is due to the former staples, and is usually very small, there is a small risk of the drug being exposed to the air, so the drug can still be taken (provided the drug is still not expired, the condition is still good, and the drug has just been obtained / not saved for long). But we recommend that you consult with your doctor first so that the condition of the drug can be seen directly. However, taking drugs whose packaging is still intact would certainly be better.
That's all, hopefully it helps ..