Well, That Worked
April 6, 2017 2:16pm CST
I do take a prescription medication in the morning. At times, I do not have the strength to open that childproof prescription bottle in the morning. I just hand the bottle to my husband and he opens it for me. My husband is in Florida this week visiting family, and there was no way I could get that darn prescription bottle open. I tried and tried, but the lid would not budge. In desperation, I took a pair of scissors and cut a nice little hole in the middle of the plastic bottle. I covered the hole I cut with duct tape to prevent pill-escape. Now, I just peel back the duct tape and shake a pill from the bottle into the palm of my hand. Sometimes a pill or two will be stuck to the duct tape, but I just peel off one pill and put those that are stuck to the duct tape back in the bottle. A pill bottle with duct tape on it is a strange sight, but just glad I can get the darn pill out of that thing!
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• Saco, Maine
I don't have much strength left in my fingers, so I find a lot of medicine caps are hard to open. I also hate the pull tabs that come on bottles of supplements. Your idea is a good one. When they make these things child-proof, they're not thinking that they are also making them adult-proof for those of us who have these issues.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
@Corbin5 I have that opener that you are talking about, actually have three of them! And couldn't find the first two then got a good one for Christmas last year! If you know a place that sells Sharper Image that is where my sister got me the one I for Christmas