Medication Packing & Review
Do you take regular medications or vitamins?
Missing a dose can be stressful and doubling up can be dangerous, so we've made it easy for you to never miss a dose with our free medication packing service.
Understanding your medications; what it does and how it works, is also really important so we also offer a medication review to answer all your medication questions.
Never miss a dose
Blooms The Chemist offers a FREE Medication Packing service, simple systems designed to help you organise your medicines to take the right pills, at the right dose, at the right time.
Medications are packed based on information provided by you and your GP. As a team, your pharmacist and GP work with you to ensure you are taking your medications as prescribed.
Medication Packs FAQs
How does it work?
The pharmacy dispenses your medicine and packs them for you in a sealed, tamper-evident device. Currently there are two types of medication packs: sachets and blister packs. Your pharmacy may use one or the other or both.
The pack will contain information such as:
- Your name
- Pharmacy details
- Names and descriptions (shape, colour) of your medicines
- Directions of each medicine
- Date and day of the week
- Time of each dose
What are the two types of medication packs?
A week's worth of medication is set out in a sealed blister pack, with spaces for four doses per day. It sets out all the tablets and capsules that need to be taken at each particular time of the day, for each day of the week. The blister pack is single-use and is inserted into a plastic reusable folder.
Your medicines and vitamins are sorted into individually-labelled sachets with easy tear packaging by day, dose and time. These sachets are hen rolled up in chronological date and time order.
Who should use this service?
Anyone who is taking regular medications or vitamins can benefit from this service, including domestic and international travelers to ensure you have sufficient supplies before your trip.
Medication packing is safe and easy to use. Ask your local Blooms The Chemist store for more on this helpful service.
What is a medication review?
A medication review is a service where the pharmacist spends time with you to help you understand more about your medications. The pharmacist will go through each of your medications to explain why you are taking them, when and how to take them and they will answer any questions you may have. After the review, the pharmacist will provide you with a list of your current medications and any advice or recommendations they have suggested to improve the way you take your medicine.
Blooms The Chemist offers a FREE Medication Packing & Review Service.
*Please check with your local pharmacy on what type of medication pack they offer with their medication packing service. Medicines are packed in accordance with regulatory requirements and checking systems are used to maintain accuracy and consumer safety in compliance with professional practice standards. Some medicines and vitamins cannot be packed in a blister and/or sachet as per manufacturer's instructions.