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    I came across this old article that has a very detailed table at the end giving guidance whether different medicines are OK to be put in compliance aid. I thought i'd post it here due to the ever increasing number of dosages boxes being filled at pharmacies:

    http://www.pjonline.com/pdf/articles...121_stable.pdf

    Quite a few surprises there for me.

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    Re: What can and can't go in dosages boxes

    Originally posted by Raju View Post
    I came across this old article that has a very detailed table at the end giving guidance whether different medicines are OK to be put in compliance aid. I thought i'd post it here due to the ever increasing number of dosages boxes being filled at pharmacies:

    http://www.pjonline.com/pdf/articles...121_stable.pdf

    Quite a few surprises there for me.
    Article is good but doesn't give definitive answers.
    Wish they would mention stability in SPCs.
    Store in original container isn't much help.
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      Re: What can and can't go in dosages boxes

      This list is excellent for convincing GPs you need weekly scripts for MDS
      - We dispense them weekly so we need weekly scripts
      Fantastic for getting the item count up!

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        Re: What can and can't go in dosages boxes

        Originally posted by Raju View Post
        I came across this old article that has a very detailed table at the end giving guidance whether different medicines are OK to be put in compliance aid. I thought i'd post it here due to the ever increasing number of dosages boxes being filled at pharmacies:

        http://www.pjonline.com/pdf/articles...121_stable.pdf

        Quite a few surprises there for me.
        Glad to see you've identified Compliance Aids, rather than MDS. The article, I have to say, isn't the best researched or documented I've ever read. There was, too, a long discussion on this forum a year or so ago. I posted as did Silnarnin. Have a look at that.
        Pinderfields Hospital probably has the best up-to-date info on this.

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          Re: What can and can't go in dosages boxes

          Originally posted by Pharmanaut View Post
          Wish they would mention stability in SPCs.
          Store in original container isn't much help.
          Some manufacturers don't seem to believe MCD's or MDS are used. At least when I asked them that's what I was told! And there's a wide variety of systems, some of which, from moisture-accessibility or light-protective aspects, are better than others. let alone ease of cleaning.
          The US has standards for these things. AFAIK there's no BS.

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            Re: What can and can't go in dosages boxes

            Originally posted by Web Ferret View Post
            This list is excellent for convincing GPs you need weekly scripts for MDS
            - We dispense them weekly so we need weekly scripts
            Fantastic for getting the item count up!
            PSNC guidelines also state that monthly prescriptions should not be split into installments (i.e. four supplies of weekly trays rather than one supply of four trays). Nice way of "Convincing" the GP that weekly scripts are essential, not simply convenient.

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              Re: What can and can't go in dosages boxes

              Originally posted by Raju View Post
              I came across this old article that has a very detailed table at the end giving guidance whether different medicines are OK to be put in compliance aid. I thought i'd post it here due to the ever increasing number of dosages boxes being filled at pharmacies:

              http://www.pjonline.com/pdf/articles...121_stable.pdf

              Quite a few surprises there for me.
              i could not find the article, has anyone manage to save it?
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                Re: What can and can't go in dosages boxes

                Originally posted by Ray View Post
                i could not find the article, has anyone manage to save it?
                I don't think that the list was of much practical use, in the main anyway, if I remember correctly.
                47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
                2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
                How times change.

                If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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                  Re: What can and can't go in dosages boxes

                  Originally posted by Ray View Post
                  i could not find the article, has anyone manage to save it?

                  You are much better off asking Pinderfields Hospital Medicines Info. I did a lot of work on this some years ago and they probably have more info now than anyone else.

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