What is a dosette box?

August 12, 2022 Homecare Services

What is a dosette box?

A Dosette box is a plastic tray with small compartments to organise your medicines, helping you to take the correct medication and at the correct times. A pharmacist may provide you with a dosette box if you have a complicated medication regime. 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.

How do you use a dosette box?

Times of the day and days of the week are labelled clearly on the dosette box. The box can come as either a plastic tray or a large blister pack. To take the correct medication, simply find the day and time on the dosette box and take it out of the tray or push the blister. The best way to use a dosette box is to integrate it into the person’s daily routine. Keep your dosette box in a prominent location and take your medication at fixed points in the day.

Benefits of using a dosette box

  • Minimise the risk of forgetting to take a dose – a dosette box will highlight missed doses to both patients and their carers.
  • Useful for people who struggle with multiple prescriptions or with medical conditions such as Dementia.
  • Gives family reassurance that their loved one is taking medication correctly.

Keep your medicines organised

Keeping your medicine organised can 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.