Medication Packing at your Blooms The Chemist.
What is Medication Packing?
A medication packing service organises your medicines for you to help you 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 medicines as prescribed.
How does it work?
The pharmacy dispenses your medications 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 for each medicine
- Date and day of the week
- Time of each dose
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 are sorted into individually-labelled sachets with easy tear packaging by day, dose and time. These sachets are then rolled up in chronological date and time order.
Who should use this service?
Anyone who is on regular medication and/or vitamins can benefit from this service, including domestic and international travellers 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 information on this helpful service.
Disclaimer: Please check with your local pharmacy on which 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.