Dosette Boxes: Carry And Store Your Medicines Properly

Proper medication storage with dosette boxes

Dosette boxes are containers that organise your pills by the day that they’re supposed to be taken. They are very useful for people on a number of medications who need to be able to keep track of when each one is used. Taking pills out of order will impact their efficacy and thus your health outcomes. In the U.K., at least two million Old Age Pensioners take seven or more medications daily. Dosette boxes are designed to aid the patient in taking their medicines in the correct dosages and on the correct days. They are especially helpful for caretakers who are managing an elderly or disabled person’s medical needs.

Are Dosette Boxes Free?

In the past, dosette boxes were provided free of charge to patients who requested them. This was later deemed unsustainable, and now, in order to qualify for a dosette box under the Equality Act of 2010, you must request a structured medication review through your Community Pharmacy. This will review your medicines and your health history to determine if your medicines are right for you, and determine if you qualify as having a disability, which means that you have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial adverse effect on that person’s ability to carry out day to day activities. If so, you may be eligible for a free dosette box.

Where to Obtain Them

Dosette boxes are generally received through your pharmacy in chipping norton. If you do not qualify for one under the Equality Act, your pharmacy will either sell you one, or if they do not sell them, will direct you to where you can purchase them. In Norton, for instance, as well as Stratford-Upon-Avon, they are available through Pharmacy at My Door.

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