Easy Way to Remove Pills From a Blister Pack

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Introduction: Easy Way to Remove Pills From a Blister Pack

About: Most of my instructables will be tutorials for Atmel microcontrollers, Arduino, or Raspberrypi. I try to show concepts that you can use in your own programs by creating simple programs and circuits to illus...

This is the result of a comment made on this instructable:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Child-Proof-Containers-Easy-To-Open/

I have some pills in a hard to open blister pack and her comment got me thinking I should be able to help her.

To open a blister pack using my method all you will need is a small flat screwdriver. On mine the blade is 1/8 inches wide.

Step 1: Make an Opening

Turn the blister pack vertical so the pill falls to the bottom.

Hold the screwdriver horizontal.

Pierce the foil with the screwdriver at the top of the blister.

Step 2: Prepare to Open the Blister

Turn the blister pack horizontal.

Insert the screwdriver horizontally through the blister on top of the pill.

Go a little past the blister so you have a place to apply leverage without breaking the pill.

Step 3: Finish the Process

Carefully lift the screwdriver to tear the foil and reveal the pill.

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    Interesting...but why not just push the pill through the foil backing as it was designed to do? It's not hard, unless of course if you have arthritis or some such condition. My mother who did have arthritis, used a specially made device to do this that I picked up at the drug store for her.

    a screw driver? brilliant! thanks for sharing!

    Awesome!, and thank you. I have previously used a seam ripper, but have come a bit too close to impaling my hand.

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    Glad I could help.