blister pack : Gay & Black Glossary
- blister pack
You can get your pharmacy to package your medications into morning and
evening… doses of all your medications in sealed plastic bubbles. I have
10 prescription medications, plus Immodium, plus vitamins
and probiotics. It helps manage the prescription medications.
- You don’t have to manage refills of all your different medications. The pharmacy talks to doctors for
you to get the refills and tracks when you need them.
- Your doses contain all the pills and no duplicates. The pharmacy is more
accurate than you in preparing a week’s doses.
- If you drop your blister pack, the pills stay sealed in their pouches. You
don't have a giant pile of pills to sort out.
- If you spill coffee on your blister pack, the bubbles protect your pills.
- The blister pack is light weight for travel.
- You have to get a new blister pack delivered every week. They don’t give
you a couple of months supply because even a tiny change in your prescriptions
would invalidate the packs.
- If there is an earthquake, you will usually have only a few days supply.
- If anything goes wrong with delivery, you are out of everything, not just one
- You have to be home one evening a week to accept the delivery.
- If you miss a dose, there is no way to get back in sync except by wasting pills.
- You press to burst an aluminum seal on the bubble. It can suddenly give way
spraying one dose on the floor. At least it is not the whole tray.
- Blister packs do not handle your non-prescription medications and
- Blister packs do not handle medications you do not take regularly, e.g. gout medication.
- My pharmacy prepares blister packs at no charge. Yours may charge a fee.