26 April 2006

Target's prescription bottles simplify measuring and dispensing medicine

Sara puts in a vote for Target's innovative prescription medication bottles:

Target's pharmacy puts inserts into their liquid medicine bottles that let you get the medicine out by inserting a needleless syringe and turning the bottle over -- no mess, exact measurements, it's wonderful. Even cooler, when you are done with the medicine, you can pull the insert out of the bottle and it will fit into most over the counter medicines as well.  It's great when you get to the bottom of the bottle and need to get out just 2 mLs.

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And if you don't shop at target, you can buy them at Wal-Mart. The one I have is white, slightly funnel shaped, and has ridges on it. It came with a set of syringes. I didn't even know what it was at first! :)

My CVS gives me syringes with all my prescriptions, but this sounds different. Can you explain how it hooks onto the bottle or how you can turn the bottle over? What were they called at WalMart?

Here's an example of a kit Walgreen sells to convert any bottle to the same system: http://tinyurl.com/jk76u. I'm sure Wal-Mart's is similar.

Target rules with prescription bottles--I wish we had one closer. I have heard they color code your bottles per family member (so no mixing up) and the bottles come in shapes that are easier to fit into cabinets. Also, their RX info print is much easier to read. See what I mean here: http://tinyurl.com/m594a

Now I feel like an idiot! I think we were given one of those things to put on the top of the bottle 7 years ago when my first was born and I never knew what it was!

I love Target's syringe bottles. We picked up a liquid prescription for my son at Walgreens a few weeks ago, we won't be doing that again - too hard to get all of the medicine out of the bottle.

In case anyone's not clear on how they work...instead of the wide-open bottle mouth you usually see with liquid medications, there's a thin rubber stopper that has a hole in the middle, just the right size to stick a medicine syringe into. Put the syringe into the hole, turn the bottle upside down, and suck the medication out of the bottle with the syringe. No mess, no goo on the outside of the syringe, no trouble getting the last couple of doses out of the bottle.

I agree, I love the prescription bottles from Target.

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I've never gotten my prescription meds from Target so i don't know what the syringes look like. Since my firstborn had his first shots, I would give him a dose of Tylenol before hand at the peds office. The nurses gave me a disposable plastic syringe and I've been getting them from the office ever since. Now he's 3 and he and his baby sister use them.

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