You might want to talk to your Dr or your pharmacist to answer this question. I would start with talking to your pharmacist. This kind of thing is what they are there for. They can review all your medications and see what interacts and help you with a schedule. Some interactions are more serious than others, depending on what medications you take. Pharmacist are expert at the chemical interactions of these drugs and will be able to tell you which ones are more serious and which ones are nothing to be worried about.
If you need help in separating them out during the day, try going here: HealthAccessories.com. I have been using two of their products for many years now: #67165, EZY DOSE, One Day at a Time Weekly Medication Organizer (LARGE); it comes in blue, green or 'natural', which is white.
You can find some of their products in the pharmacy, but I've never found this largest size there! Price is $11.88 for one, or $10.67 for two or more.
(I paid $13.97 per item for two of them in June of 2008!)
I order in different colors, so my husband and I don't get them mixed up!
They last 3-5 years... and that is for a product that you are opening and closing 4 times a day, at least once a week, per section.
They also make: #67436, 7 Day, 4 Compartments per day pill box with carrying case. This contains the same SIZE of the individual containers, but instead of having a snap-in tray to hold them, you have a carrying case that you slip all 7 individual containers into. Price is $14.16 for one, and $12.74 for two or more. (I paid $16.97 per item for two of them in June of 2008).
***BE ADVISED, the pill containers ONLY come in the white color when you order this--- so if you want two carrying cases for travel, but also want a couple units with the snap-in trays for every day use (these work alot better, when you go to refill them weekly), order these in blue and green--so that you have a mixture, if you have two or more people using them!!
***When you go to their site, be sure you read the info on each different TYPE of container carefully, as there are larger units, but they have a cover that slides over the entire week's worth of pills--so you can't just unsnap one day's pills and take them with you when you go out for lunch or dinner!!
If you have a chance, go by a Walgreens or CVS and check out the sizes of these types of containers that they carry. I take a lot of supplements, and this one is the only one that I can get all my pills in--yet allows me to pop it out and take a day's worth with me!
***Sometimes, you can find the smaller sizes in additional colors, like pink and yellow.
Hope this helps you!
I would talk to your pharmacist for sure. At my pharmacy the pharmacist tell me if a new med will interfere with the others. So he call the doctor for something that will work with my other meds. I also have a disspill. It's a paper and plastic container that organises, and schedules your pills in day and time order. Like Monday May 9 morning, lunch, supper, bedtime. You just pop out the meds you need. It's perforated so you can cut and carry them with you. No more figuring out all the meds. Hope this helps you. Take care.
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