Monitored Dosage System
Are you finding it difficult to remember to take your pills and to take them at the right time of day?
If so, you’re not alone. As we get older, many of us have to take more medications to help keep us in good health. Keeping track of what needs to be taken when can be overwhelming, especially if you’re also experiencing trouble with your memory.
Thankfully, there’s a simple solution to this common problem: Monitored Dosage Systems.
A monitored dosage system (MDS) is a method of dispensing medications that streamlines pill organisation. Your medications will be dispensed in a special tray, with pills labelled and organised by day of the week, and if needed, by the time of day they need to be taken.
Monitored Dosage System in London
Your personalised tray will also have easy to open compartments, cutting out the need for fiddling with several boxes of tablets and blister packs.
The more medications a person takes, the more likely they are to make mistakes. Missing a dose or doubling up on a dose can be very dangerous so it’s important to take any medicines exactly as they are prescribed. Having your medicines dispensed through a MDS will make medication management much easier for you, your carers, or anyone else who helps you with your medications.
Medication Errors Costs Patients and the NHS
Did you know that medication mismanagement costs the NHS millions of pounds each year? In addition to patients having adverse reactions, medication mistakes put significant strain on an already strained system. Many of these errors could be avoided through the use of a monitored medicine dosage system.
A monitored dosage system might be right for you if:
- You take several different medications
- You have a complicated medical regime
- You have problems with your memory
- You have vision loss
- You have restricted use of your hands because of arthritis, M.S., or other conditions
Benefits of Monitored Dosage System
- Medications are prepared and dispensed by a pharmacist.
- Medications come pre-organised, saving you or your family members time and effort.
- Instances of missed doses, double doses, and medication mismanagement are significantly reduced.
Monitored Dosage System from Pearl Chemist Group
Once we have received a prescription from the patient’s prescriber, we will pack the medication into a Monitored Dosage System and label appropriately. This will be supplied to the patient on a weekly basis or as specified by the prescriber.
Pearl Chemist Group also offers Pharmacy services to local residential and nursing homes which includes delivering Monitored Dosage Systems and giving advice on using, storing and disposing of medicines safely.
PCG is a Monitored Dosage System Pharmacy with several convenient locations throughout London. Our friendly experts are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about your medicines and how to take them. We are a pharmacy group dedicated to making health care easy and accessible for our local communities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A Monitored Dosage System is a method of dispensing your medication so we can help you keep track of what to take and when to take it. You will receive your medication in a special tray.
This tray has a number of compartments, which are very easy to open, that have days of the week and time of the day labelled on them.
The pharmacist will fill this tray with the medication you need to take in the appropriate compartments. This means you will not need to struggle with lots of tablet boxes and pushing tablets out of often hard to open blister packs.
- Patients taking large quantities of different medication.
- Patients who find it hard to remember what to take and when to take it.
- Patients with restricted use of their hands, for example those suffering with arthritis, Parkinson’s Disease or M.S.
- Patients who have complex medicine regimes meaning they have to take different medications on different days.
- Patients who are partially sighted.
Once we have received a prescription from the patients’ Doctor, we will pack the medication into a Monitored Dosage System and label appropriately. This will be supplied to the patient on a weekly basis or as specified by the prescriber.
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