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Batch number of medicine



Dear Pharmacist,

What is the batch number of medicine? What is the meaning of medicine with the same batch number and the medicine with different batch number?


A medication’s batch number helps to track or identify the production specifications of a medication with respect to its strength, dosage form, expiration date, and all that must be known about a particular medication during its production.

Batch numbers help trace shipments of medications in case of a recall. Batch numbers may differ for the same drug, possibly if they were produced at a different location, or on a different date.

If you have questions or concerns about a specific medication with two different batch numbers, it is advisable to check with your community pharmacist.

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