Ladies, are you tired of filling your purse with prescription bottles every time you leave the house? Men, wouldn’t it be nice to have your pills safe and secure in your wallet? If you answered yes, you must check out my review of PillSuite!
Disclaimer: “I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “ This post includes affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission from sales made through my links.
Say Goodbye to Bulk
Tired of your pills spilling out of bulky plastic dispensers or how much space they take up in your bag or purse?
PillSuite is an answered prayer for those who take medication on a daily basis. With this system, you can separate your dosages into bio-degradable packets and go anywhere, without being weighed down with multiple bottles or large containers.
What you get
The PillSuite system includes the following: A sealer, sorter, 4 ‘AA’ batteries, and 400 packets. The packets are printed with soy-ink and are bio-degradable. If you only need to use one packet per day, you have over a year’s worth of packets! Good news for those who will need to use multiple packets each day, it won’t cost a fortune to order more at PillSuite.com.
While I loved the idea of sorting and taking along medication in a manner that saves space, I did have some reservations before trying it. I am happy to say that after trying it, all my concerns were thrown out the window.
My first concern was if I would have the strength to open the compartment to place the batteries inside. This was not a problem. I was able to easily open it by lifting the latch with my finger nail. If I didn’t have long nails I would have probably used a butter knife to flick it open.
While inserting the batteries was easy, I did struggle opening the sorter. However that was just user error. Instead of gently lifting and then rotating the top, I only lifted. Forcefully lifting the lid will most likely break it.
How to use it
The spaces in the sorter have room for several pills, unless your pills are extra-large. If you have pills that are too large for the spaces or the dispensing space, just place them into the packets prior to sealing. The packets offer ample room for pills of all sizes. I recommend labeling your packets prior to filling them. After you have sorted your pills into the spaces and labeled your packets, it is time to begin filling them.
Prior to using it, I was concerned that the sealer would be complicated to use. I know it sounds silly to worry about pushing a button, but when my hands hurt, everything I do increases my pain! Thankfully this system is friendly to hurting hands. It is easy to place the open end into the sealing area. The button that I worried about doesn’t need a hard push. Instead, it only needs a gentle push. The fact that it seals within a few seconds is also fabulous!
My final concern was with opening the packets. Arthritic hands make opening any package a hassle. My first attempt to open the sealed packet ended with my ripping the bag down the center which sent my pills flying across the room. This was totally and completely my own fault. While the directions clearly state to rip along the perforated edge, I assumed it was at the bottom of the packet. After taking a closer look, I saw that the perforation was on the side of the packet. With this new piece of information, I tried it again. This time the packet opened easily. Not only did my pills not fly across the room, but opening it didn’t increase the pain in my hands.
The entire system is smaller than I had imagined. Its size makes being able to take it with you, very convenient when traveling if needed.
I hope that you will find this product to be as useful and awesome as I do!