Easy Way to Remove Pills From a Blister Pack

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About: Jack passed away May 20, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. His Instructables site will be kept active and questions will be answered by our son-in-law, Terry Pilling. Most of Jack's instructables are tu...

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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    Norfolkson

    1 year ago

    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.

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    ShannonC130Norfolkson

    Reply 4 months ago

    I don't have arthritis but hand swelling and still have a horrible time! Mine are tiny white allergy pills with foil AND paper backing....good Lord it takes me forever...lol

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    grannyjones

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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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