December 17, 2015 | Joe Geng |

Here’s What You Need to Know About Pharmaceutical Gloves

Is there anything worse than wearing the wrong gloves?

Yes, there’s over a hundred situations that are way worse. But bear with me here…

Getting the right fit and the right glove material can be tricky — especially with disposable pharmaceutical gloves.

But it doesn’t have to be!

This post explains how to choose the right pharmaceutical gloves so you can be as happy as this lady… who probably just threw her appropriate pair in the garbage.

blonde pharmacist looking happy

“Since finding the right pair of pharmaceutical gloves, I just can’t stop smiling.”

How to Choose the Right Pharmaceutical Gloves:

The pharmaceutical gloves that you wear come into contact with your hands and whatever you’re handling.

So you really have two factors to consider when choosing the right disposable gloves.

Factor 1:

    1. Some materials can cause your skin issues.

Factor 2:

    Some materials are better suited to pharmaceutical industries.

The key is finding the right combination.

Here are some of the options that you can choose from:


1. Vinyl Gives You an Economical Option

Disposable gloves aren’t a major investment (especially compared to gloves that you’d wear again and again).

Vinyl is a good option because it gives you the stretchy resilience that you need in a glove. It lets your hand move freely without easily tearing.

Vinyl is not reported as causing many skin issues either compared to latex.

Vinyl doesn’t cost a fortune, and it’s perfectly suitable for many pharmaceutical applications.

It also gives you touch sensitivity, which means that small materials and slippery surfaces will be much easier to maneuver– including tiny pills!

See our top-selling vinyl disposable gloves here.


2. Nitrile is Becoming a Go-To

With the rise in concern about allergic reactions, nitrile has also become a go-to material for disposable gloves used in a variety of industries.

It’s a synthetic material that has the flexible feel of a rubber glove without the risk or a red, itchy rash or other allergic reactions (such as asthma symptoms).


Learn more about nitrile disposable gloves by reading:

The ULTIMATE Guide to Disposable Nitrile Gloves


Key Pharmaceutical Glove Takeaways:

Although disposable gloves might not be the flashiest accessory that pharmaceutical industries have, they’re one of the most important.

They protect your hands in two crucial ways:

  1. Your hands won’t be contaminated by with anything that you work with.
  2. You won’t risk contaminating your work or workspace with your hands.


Vinyl is cost effective, performs well, and is safe for people who suffer from an allergy to latex. It facilitates good dexterity, too.

Nitrile is becoming the industry standard now, and it’s not difficult to see why. There’s no risk for allergy sufferers, the material is flexible and comfortable, and it’s available in a wide range of powdered and unpowdered styles, shapes, colors, and even lengths. When you’re ready to restock, check out what we have to offer in pharmaceutical-grade disposable gloves.

Here’s one of our most popular styles. Click for a free sample!
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Joe Geng
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Vice President of Superior Glove