What is a dosette box and how do you use it?

November 25, 2020 Homecare Services

What is a dosette box and how do you use it?

Remembering to take your medication is very important. It can cause bad side effects or ineffective treatment if not taken properly. If you are taking several types of medication this can also become confusing, remembering what days and times you need to take them.

A pharmacist may provide you with a dosette box if you have a complicated medication regime. These are plastic boxes with small compartments that clearly show which pills need to be taken at what time of the day. Dosette boxes are also great for anyone who struggles to open child-proof medication bottles or for those caring for a loved one who requires regular medication.

Some boxes contain reminders and alarms to prompt the user to take their medication. If you can get the best fitting box for your medication this will work best for you and allow you to keep track of your medication.

Benefits of the dosette box

  • Allowing you to minimise the risk of forgetting to take a dose is a huge benefit of the dosette box.
  • Another benefit can be seen by those who struggle with multiple prescriptions or with medical conditions such as Dementia.
  • It is also a great tool for family members and carers to see if your loved one has taken their medications

From dosette boxes to organisational tips, keeping your medicine organised can also reduce the risk of missing prescriptions and medication. We have listed some ways to keep your medicine organised:

  • Make sure all medicines are kept in one place in the home. This can be in a drawer or cupboard.
  • Ensure your prescriptions are dispensed on time so you do not run out.
  • If you find it difficult to get out of the house ask your pharmacy if they offer home service.
  • Ask your GP to email the pharmacy directly.

As we get older , many of us will find ourselves having to take regular medication for long-term health issues. Using simple organisation tools you can stay on top of your daily routine and ensure you take your medication safely.