The latest picture does not look great.
You were with her for five days just a week ago and dropped her back off in her dorm room after ankle surgery. She was looking rested, had good color, fairly healthy. Although her ankle was heavily wrapped and she was on crutches, you thought she would be fine for the last week of finals. Her roommates and teammates promised to help her get around campus and she promised to call campus security for rides to and from class.
The latest picture, however, indicated that it had been a rough week for her. She looked pale, exhausted, and so weak she appeared to be slumping into her crutches. Disappointed that you had not trusted your instinct and stayed throughout the rest of the week and be around for her finals week. Trusting in your daughter’s optimism, however, you headed back home and left her to take care of herself.
Missing Doses of Needed Medication Is a Problem for Some Patients
When your husband drove down to move her out of the dorm you finally figured out the rest of the story. Just one day after you had left her in the dorm your daughter lost her bottle of pain pills. When she called to get them replaced, the pharmacy would not refill the prescription of the highly addictive powerful narcotic without a note from the doctor.
Too busy with finals, and not wanting to ask another friend for yet another ride, your daughter had toughed it out the rest of the week, attempting to alleviate her pain with over the counter Ibuprofen. In too much pain to rest will, your daughter had existed those last few days with little rest and the stress of too much pain. It was not until your husband finished packing up the rest of the things from her closet and bathroom that the missing prescription bottle was located. As they climbed in the car for the 12 hour drive home, your husband asked her to please take one of the prescribed pills so that she could rest easily on the long ride.
Pharmaceutical Packaging Companies Offer Single Day Dose Blister Card Packaging
Whether you have a college student who is attempting to carefully monitor her pain pills after a surgery or you are an adult who relies on daily insulin shots, blister packaging services at local pharmacies can provide convenient pharma track and trace options. Diabetics who need insulin shots, for example, can request and receive pre filled syringe pharmaceutical packaging options so that they can more carefully monitor themselves. These pre filled syringe pharmaceutical packaging offerings, for example, allow patients to travel from home with just enough medication for the trip, instead of traveling with an entire month’s worth. Both flexible medical packaging and pre filled syringe pharmaceutical packaging advancements are often available at local pharmacies, in addition to being available through mail order prescriptions.
In addition to providing convenience for patients, carded blister packaging is also popular in the pharmaceutical industry because it allows the manufacturer to include advertisements about the product, while also keeping medications safely and securely packaged. The advertisement, instead of just being a paper that is thrown out the first time a box is opened, is visible with every carded dosage.
High speed blister packaging technology allows a large amount of product to be packaged effectively in a short amount of time, on site at a hospital pharmacy or at a large distribution center. In turn these packages can be created in a couple of different formats. If needed, the medication can be on difficult to open child safe cards. Or, they can be packaged in easy to pill cards. Additionally, the packaging can be customized through color and style. These variations can allow patients to visually differentiate between several daily medications.
Patients continue to be offered ways to make medication easier to track. Whether you desire pre filled syringe pharmaceutical packaging or color coded plastic blister packaging, make sure you ask your pharmacist for these conveniences so that you feel safe and secure in the medicine that you take. Before you pick up your next prescription, make sure that you ask about the most convenient packaging options.