When you go shopping these days, chances are you’ll encounter something produced by blister packaging, especially when you go to the pharmacy for a prescription or buy an over the counter drug. Many of today’s drug companies are turning to medication blister packs because of all the benefits they have to offer. If your company is not doing this, you could be missing out.
Have you ever taken the last pill from the bottle and noticed a fine dust or powder coating inside? This is caused by all the pills coming in contact each other and it works kind of like sandpaper, wearing away a small amount of pill. You do not have to worry about this with blister packaging because each pill is kept separate and they never touch each other.
When was the last time you opened a bottle of pills and then knocked it over or dropped the bottle on the floor? Now you have a mess on your hands. For one thing, you have to get on your hands and knees and pick up all the pills. Plus, there is a good chance your pills have become dirty or contaminated, especially if they landed on carpeting.
You can drop medication blister packs and not very much happens. There are no spills and the packaging provides a cushioning effect so most pills do not become broken or damaged.
Suppose you are traveling or going away for the day and you need to bring your pills with you. Sticking a bottle of pills in a pocket is not very convenient. In fact, it can be bothersome. However, blister packaging is thin, small and easily fits into pockets. Plus, there is no shaking sound, which tells you the pills are being knocked about and possibly damaged.
Do you take a lot of medications? If so, you may need to fill an entire drawer or most of a shelf. This can make it difficult to find the right drugs when you need them. Medication blister packs are simple to store because they take up very little space and can easily be stacked one atop the other.
Most prescription pill bottles all look the same and this can be confusing at times. This is not a problem with blister packaging because each package is unique and they come in a wide range of colors and shapes.
When you buy an over the counter drug, you want to make sure it has not been tampered with. With medication blister packs it’s very easy to tell if someone has opened or tampered with the packaging.