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.
So I was recently given the opportunity to try out a product called PillSuite, which was exciting for two reasons: first, I LOVE gadgets, and second, I can always use something to help me better organize my medications.
This is how my managing my meds used to look:
I carted this bag with me wherever I went, and pulled out each pill bottle twice a day to take my meds. I’d tried those big plastic blocks with the flip lids and little compartments for each day’s pills, but that felt just as cumbersome to me, and if I took it on a trip I’d have to put it into a big ziploc bag because some of the flaps would pop open and the pills would all spill out.
When I opened the PillSuite box, this is what I saw:
The orange carousel opens up to reveal seven compartments, one for each day’s collection of medications. I have to fill this twice myself, since I take one set of meds in the morning, and another one in the afternoon.
Once you fill up all the compartments and put the top back on,
you use the spout to pour each compartment’s pills into individual plastic bags.
Finally, you insert the bag of pills into the sealer machine
And you end up with 7 (or 14, in my case) small, sealed bags to deal with, instead of a Big Bag-O-Pills.
I LOVE my PillSuite. The only issues I’ve had with it are that the bags are thin and a little flimsy, so it can be hard to get them to stay on the spout when you’re pouring the pills in, and that I have to make sure and double check the seal on each bag to make sure it’s entirely closed, because I have occasionally had some spills.
So if you too are looking for a better way to manage your medications, I can definitely recommend PillSuite as a product that you should check out.