There are many different types of prescription medications, supplements and over-the-counter drugs that are sold in blister packaging. Sometimes called a blister card, this offers a very patient or user-friendly option for the storage, transportation and management of medications of any type.
There are several important reasons to choose blister card packaging over bottles. However, it is not the right choice for every type of medication or supplement, so consideration needs to be made on just how patients will use the medications and how the blister packaging will be an advantage.
Medications that are to be taken once a day or once every set number of hours are a good option for blister packaging. With the ability to mark the packaging for patients to know if the medication has been taken for that time period, it provides better medication management.
Additionally, for patients that may take multiple medications, being able to simply glance at the package to confirm if one medication has been taken can be very helpful and prevent the risk of doubling up or missing a dose. These packages can have a week or a months worth of medication or they can be customized to meet your packaging and dosage requirements.
A blister card is small, lightweight and easy to transport. It is also ideal to keep the medication safe and easy to find in a purse, jacket pocket or in a briefcase. However, it also prevents the mediation from being exposed to humidity, which can be problematic with those reusable pills contains.
There are some types of blister packaging that can be designed to be child resistant. For many types of over-the-counter and prescription medication, this can provide a very safe option for the use of all types of medications.