Packages of multi-colored pills and pills in multi-dose packaging
July 12, 2023

Have you heard the term multi-dose packaging mentioned at the pharmacy? This service can help you keep track of what medications you need to take and when you need to take them. Here we’re going to explain what multi-dose packaging is and how it could benefit you.

What Is Multi-Dose Packaging?

Pill Organizer open to show an assortment of pills of various shapes and colors with a pile of excess pills in front of the container

If you have been prescribed multiple medications that need to be taken at different times, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of it all. Multi-dose packaging takes away some of that stress. This method of medication packaging bundles your medications together by date and time. So, if you have a couple different pills to take daily in the morning, they will be packaged together in one pack. If you have a few medications that need to be taken just once a week, they will be packaged together separately. This eliminates the need to have a bunch of pill bottles lying around and to try to remember which medications to take when.

Benefits of Multi-Dose Packaging

There are a few different benefits of multi-dose packaging. The biggest benefit is eliminating the confusion and difficulty of keeping track of your medications schedules. With multi-dose packaging, you only have to keep up with one medication package for each dosage bundle.

Another benefit of multi-dose packaging is it reduces the number of trips you have to take to the pharmacy. Since your prescriptions are combined in fewer packages, you won’t have to make a trip to the pharmacy to get each medication refilled at separate times. All your prescriptions should be able to be picked up at the same time.

Finally, one of the most important benefits of multi-dose packaging is the added safety. These packages clearly state instructions for when the medications inside need to be taken. This makes it easier to remember to take all of the medications you need to take at a given time, and it will significantly reduce the risk of taking the wrong dosages.

Who Should Use Multi-Dose Packaging?

Pill bottles filled with multi-colored pills

If you only have one or two medications to take, you may not need multi-dose packaging. This service is most beneficial to individuals who need to take multiple medications each day. If you or a loved one easily forget to take pills or struggle with remembering your medication schedule, you could benefit from multi-dose packaging. It’s also helpful for those who have difficulty opening pill bottles or reading the small-print instructions on the bottles. This service is especially useful for caregivers to provide reassurance that the correct medications are being administered properly.

Sign Up for Multi-Dose Packaging Today

Setting up multi-dose packaging is simple. All you have to do is talk to one of our pharmacists to see if you qualify. You can ask us any questions you have and we can explain in more detail how it works. We’ll guide you through the entire process. Stop by one of our The Drug Store Pharmacy locations to talk to a pharmacist today so that you can say goodbye to your pill bottles and boxes.