medication dispenser

@winterose (39931)
Canada
August 17, 2012 7:52pm CST
I have so many different pills that I have to take each day that I have sometimes forgetten to take some of them. My nurse called the pharmacy and they now put the pills into daily packets, all that i have to take at breakfast, supper and bedtime, I am so happy. This thing is amazing. I have my whole weeks supply dished out for me. Also the pills are now delivered to me, I don't have to go to the pharmacy for them. I was a bit worried when I moved because I would be so far away from the pharmacy but now I don't have to worry about it. I encourage anyone who forgets to take their medication to get the dispensers. It is so much easier.
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@celticeagle (115068)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Aug 12
My daughter used a pill dispenser for her and my grandson.It is a plastic thing with each day of the week on it and a square spot for each. I actually have a two week one and it works great for my one med, multi-vitamin and a Vitamin D3 that I take daily. I would probably forget my meds too if I didn't have this and I know my daughter would.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Aug 12
this one is big, you can gets lots of pills in it so because my meds can be confusing I like it that they are doing it now for me. I take about 5 meds in the morning, three at supper and three at bedtime, plus one of my meds the more dosage is different to the night, actually two of my meds are like that.
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@celticeagle (115068)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Aug 12
My daughter and grandson take about that many daily too. I just take one med, one multi-vitamin and one Vitamin D3.
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
21 Aug 12
Those dispensers do make it easier to remember to take pills, even if you are only taking vitamins. Sometimes there are too many stresses and distractions that make it difficult to remember if you have taken your pills.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
22 Aug 12
yes I was having difficulty remembering which ones I took and which ones I hadn't taken yet.
@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
18 Aug 12
This is great for you and I am sure it will keep you healthier for a longer time. I am thankful every day of my life that I live in this great country Canada where this service is offered to us for free or almost free. In Ontario as a senior we pay a flat rate of $ 100 a year and now $ 4.11 or $ 2.11 for approved medications which most of us need so desperately. I don't know exactly how it works in Quebec and the other provinces but I assume similar programs are in place. It is quite a different story in the USA although the Obama Healthcare will alliviate some of the problems for needy people.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
21 Aug 12
you pay here as a senior, I don't know how much though I think it is the first 15.00 in any given month. I am on disability so I don't pay anything.
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
18 Aug 12
hello rose, My mom had this medicine dispenser. It's cute and I thought it's some kind of beauty stuff at the first glance
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Aug 12
well mine is not cute, you know it is for medication
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
18 Aug 12
Much easier for you in the end, which is nice. Sadly, a lot of those services dont happen, or you have to pay a lot for them. I know when I worked in the nursing home they had bubble package the pills per day for them.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Aug 12
yep but I think there is more of the services in big cities than rural areas
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
18 Aug 12
I also have dispenser too but only for vitamins I don't have regular medication. I'm glad that in your country you do have such kind of pharmacy that can deliver your pills and with the whole week supply. We don't have here that kind.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Aug 12
yes I am so lucky that they will do that for us.
• United States
18 Aug 12
I have a dispenser also. I always would forget to take my meds but now I take them on time.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Aug 12
yes sometimes I forget too, also now one of my meds, glyburide, I take 2.5 megs in the morning and then 500 mgs at night, so it can get pretty confusing at times
@GardenGerty (91010)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Aug 12
This is great for you. I am so glad that things are improving in some areas. It is a blessing that you do not have to worry in extreme weather about getting to the pharmacy.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Aug 12
or having the money for bus fare to get there as well.
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
18 Aug 12
My grandmother uses the same. My aunt refills them every week so that she doesn't forget. I think the medicine dispense is something really helpful most especially for those people who have to take a lot of medicines with different times. As for me, the meds I need to take I put on top of my make-up table. So that I could see it before going to work. I haven't skipped meds. If I did, the pharmacy is just below our building at work. Have a great MylOt experience ahead!
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Aug 12
that is great that the pharmacy is so close to you.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
24 Aug 12
Yep I have one because I was always forgetting to take them. So got smart and actually got myself several of them to use and one for my hubby. Now I'm keeping track of my medication and no worries about running out or counting because I have it so my medication is dispensed in a month. And they are all labeled so no forgetting... Or overdosing when u forget if you took meds or not. A lifesaver for sure. Just wish I could get my husband to take his like that buy thus far he refuses to use the dispenser and half the time he forgets to take meds