Dose Administration Aid

Dose administration aids (DAAs) provide a simple way to take the worry out of medications. By having your regular medications packed into a weekly blister pack or sachet roll you can ensure you are getting the right dose at the right time.

DAAs work well  because:

  • there is a visible reminder to take medication
  • it is easy to see if medication has been taken or not as they are sealed and secure to prevent spills
  • all age groups can use them, they are convenient, portable and it gives peace of mind for relatives and loved ones
  • they reduce the amount of medicine in the home
  • it is value for money


A DAA is ideal for people:

  • on multiple  medications each day
  • with complicated mediation regimens
  • prone to missing or forgetting doses
  • who want a simpler, more efficient  way to manage their medications


In the pharmacy we divide and pack your medications into different times of the day (ie breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime) for each day of the week. Our pharmacist double checks each dose administraion aid to ensure you are having the right medicine at the right time.  When it comes time to take your medications you simply open the appropriate spot in the pack and can trust you are getting all your medications correctly.


Next Steps

Review how many medications you are taking each day.  If you are taking three or more medications at different times of the day a DAA could help you.  So come into the pharmacy and talk to one our pharmacists.

If you are caring for a loved one and you are concerned about the medicine they are taking please come in and discuss how a DAA could help them.  We can mange their prescriptions and all their medicine and each week they will have a weekly DAA that will ensure they take the right medicine at the right time.

If you are still unsure please co me into the pharmacy and let one of our pharmacists explain more about how a DAA could help you to manage your medication every day.

Contact us if you have any questions