Forgetting to take medicine can quite literally be a stone-cold killer for some patients. Most people who are on multiple medications are of older age; people of older age are more likely to easily forget things. How can practitioners and pharmacists make the consumption of medicine easier?
For many years, pharmacists have provided customers with the low-cost or totally-free option of multi-dose packaging, a means of packaging multiple capsules or tablets in the same container. Patients can also sort their medication out in trays with days of the week and times marked on them, though the process of preparing medication is difficult or even impossible for some people to take care of.
People living in households with more than one regular consumer of medication are likely to confuse one’s own medication with other peoples’
Premade multi-dose packaging includes the names, birthdates, and phone numbers of patients such medications are prescribed to. Opting for multi-dose packaging can effectively take the guesswork out of determining whose medication is whose. Some medications have contraindications – a medical term for bad reactions – when they’re taken by certain patients; in some cases, these contraindications can prove fatal. As such, keeping up with patients’ prescribed medications is of utmost importance.
They’re easy to open
Medication packaged by home health care providers or pharmacies are typically placed into easy-open containers. Patients can simply push their medication through blister packs, for example, to take the pain and inconvenience associated with fumbling through medicine bottles away.
Take the risks out of traveling with medicine
United States federal law indicates that no prescribed medications should be shared with people who they’re not prescribed to. Further, common sense dictates that medications should be out of animals’ and children’s way. When medicines are combined in multi-dose packaging, single blisters can be detached from a month’s supply, taking the risks out of losing medicine – both on others and on a patient’s pocketbook.
Multi dose packaging takes the hassle out of taking medicine. Such packaging of medications is popular with older crowds – pharmacies often provide such services for free, too.