Dosette box

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Dosette boxes (pill organisers, calender blister packs) are individualised box containing medications organised into compartments by day and time, so as to simplify the taking of medications, especially in patients with polypharmacy.

There is very little good evidence for their overall effectiveness with simple regimes and they have greatest resource effectiveness when medication regimes are stable. They increase compliance with:

  • Geriatric (elderly) patients in a number of small studies[1][2][3]
  • Multidrug regimes in malaria[4]
  • Sexually transmitted diseases[5]

Not useful in

  • Complex leprosy regimes in India[6]
  • Complex vitamin regimes[7]

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