As we get older, there may come a point when we need to start taking more medication than we used to. It can be difficult to remember how much to take of which tablet, when they need to be taken, and how often. This only gets trickier if forgetfulness becomes an issue too. This is why many people invest in medication dispensers.
What is a Medication Dispenser?
A medication dispenser is a secure container designed to house your medication. They come in a variety of models depending on your needs. Most are split into daily compartments. At the beginning of a week, you fill the compartments with the medication for that day.
With some models, compartments may also be split into “morning” and “night” sections. If you take medication at different times in the day, these types of medication dispensers can make it easier to keep track of your dosages. For people who struggle with forgetfulness, you can also get electronic dispensers that issue audible reminders.
Someone else can even fill the medication dispenser for you.
Without further ado, let’s look at the top 5 benefits of medication dispensers.
1. They Make Life Simpler
As mentioned above, medication dispensers turn a daily task into a weekly or fortnightly task. They also relieve the stress of overtaking or undertaking your medication. A family member, spouse, or even a carer could do this for you.
2. You Can Get Automatic Medication Dispensers
Automatic dispensers are also available, taking extra pressure off of you. These dispense the medication at pre-programmed times and are excellent for people with complex medication regimes.
3. They’re Low Cost
Your average medication dispenser box can be as low as under £5, and even automatic ones do not break the bank. It is a small price to pay for peace of mind and ease of use.
4. They’re Easy to Use
Using a plastic medication dispenser box couldn’t be simpler. Once an automatic one is set up it doesn’t need to be tampered with again.
5. They Provide Independence
Where someone might have needed a carer to give them medication at the correct times, a medication dispenser does it for them. An automatic one comes with excellent pre-programmed settings to only release the correct dose at the correct time. Even a basic plastic one can be a helpful reminder to those who may be a bit forgetful.
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Editor’s Note: This article was updated on 5th December 2022 to reflect current information.