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Have Trouble Swallowing Pills? Using a pill crusher may make life much easier.
Pill crusher products are used to make pills easier to consume. If you have trouble swallowing pills, a pill crusher is for you.

Pill crushers are devices used to crush pills that are designed for easy use. Usually, a pill crusher is a container, cylindrical in form and constructed of durable plastic that will have at least one compartment, in addition to the pill crushing area.

With a few simple twists, the pill is crushed into a fine powder. Should the pill crusher have a second compartment, it is usually to catch the pill powder, thus allowing easy management of the newly crushed powder.

Once the pill is crushed, the powder can be mixed with water or food. Care should be taken to take all of the powder, and at the right times.

It is advisable to consult with your doctor, using a pill crusher may make life much easier.
A pill splitter may also be an option.

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Pill Crusher to help you swallow pills

How to Save Money Using a Pill Splitter

Buying bigger pills and cutting them in half with a pill splitter can save hundreds or thousands of dollars per year.

Using a pill splitter is a deceptively simple way to save money on drugs, but few consumers or even doctors are aware that it's an option. Many drugs cost about the same per pill, regardless of the dosage. As a result, patients who buy a larger pill that contains twice the dose they need can cut it in half with a pill splitter and save as much as 50 percent.

For example, one trademarked drug costs about $3.94 a pill, whether the dose is for 20 milligrams or 40 milligrams. A person who needs a 20-milligram daily dose can use a pill splitter to cut a 40-milligram pill in half, dropping the cost to just $1.97, saving more than $700 annually.

A 75-milligram daily dose of the trademarked drug would pay $6.66 to take three 25-milligram pills. But by using a pill cutter to cut a combination of 100-milligram and 50-milligram pills to achieve a 75-milligram dose lowers the cost to just $2.53, a savings of 62 percent, or more than $1,500 annually. Given that many older, uninsured patients have several prescriptions, the annual savings from using a pill splitter can add up to thousands of dollars.

More and more doctors are counseling patients to use a pill cutter.

Some pills, such as capsules or extended-release tablets, can't be cut with a pill cutter. Always consult a doctor or pharmacist before using a pill cutter. Only a doctor can prescribe a larger-dose pill, so patients must discuss using a pill cutter with a physician. To split pills evenly and safely, a person should use a pill cutter, rather than a knife.

Many drugs are flat priced, meaning they cost the same whether the dose is 50 milligrams or 100 milligrams. The result is a pricing loophole that gives patients a chance to dramatically cut their drug costs by using a pill cutter.

The way pharmaceutical firms manufacture and price their drugs that makes using a pill cutter possible. Many pills are "scored"; manufactured with an indented line down the middle — for the sole purpose of allowing them to be cut in half with a pill cutter.

Not every drug is flat-priced; some drugs do cost more in a larger dose. But even then, patients usually can save money by using a pill cutter. For example, a trademarked drug costs $2.38 for a 25-milligram dose and $3.44 for a 50-milligram dose. Using a pill cutter to split the larger pill saves 28 percent, or about $240 a year.

Using a pill cutter may be an option for many so consult with your pharmacist and doctor to see if it can work for you.

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Pill Paks - Help Promote Independent Living

Do you or a loved one need help making sure doses of medications do not get mixed up? Or having trouble remembering if a medication has been taken? Our PIll Paks greatly reduce medication errors by eliminating the confusion that surrounds medications; such as when, how many, and at what time to take the medications. Each dose stays in its own sealed and protected blister pack until it is used - if the blister pack is dropped there are no worries of medications spilling. The blister packs make it easy to understand which is your next dose and you can tell at a glance if a dose was taken.

The Pill Pak is ideal for anyone who struggles with medication compliance and promotes independent living by eliminating the guesswork in medication delivery. If you don't take your medications correctly, you are not getting the greatest benefit from what your doctor has prescribed for you.

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Easy Fill Pill Organizers!
Easy Fill Weekly Pill Organizer
Easy Fill Weekly Pill Organizer

We just added 3 new Easy Fill Pill Organizers! The bottom opens up so you don't have to open each and every compartment!

Directions to fill organizer is easy as 1 - 2 - 3

  1. Turn over organizer with bottom facing up and the lift tab on bottom to open entire organizer.
  2. Place pills in appropriate labeled compartments (Note: Days of the week will be reversed when filling)
  3. Close bottom compartment securely before turning over
  • Turn over organizer, bottom facing up
  • Lift tab on bottom to open entire organizer
  • Place pills in appropriate labeled compartments (Note: Days of the week will be reversed when filling)
  • Close bottom compartment securely before turning over
  • - See more at: http://www.pillthing.com/products/easy-fill-weekly-medtime-pill-organizer-item-458#sthash.2tVc7prk.dpuf

We carry 3 styles of these each will organize your medications for a week. Choose between once, twice or four times a day organizers.