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Child Proof meds

Motor1MMotor1 Pittsburgh, PaPosts: 552
Has anyone else noticed that their child proof lids on their meds are harder to get off? I know that I don't have good grip with my left hand & my left arm is getting weaker, but geez, I'm having a really hard time opening them! Even my husband has some trouble? I know they make easy open lids, but I have a 3 year old grandson who comes over often. I always keep my meds out of his reach, but he is pretty active & quite the climber ( especially if he knows the candy dishes are up high!)



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,832
    edited 01/14/2015 - 3:28 PM
    Is those child proof caps do not come of for people with arthritis in their hands.

    They make caps for people with arthritis so they do come off easier

    The times I have had to open one of those child proof caps I have to use a vise grip, a screwdriver or smash the whole thing with a hammer!

    Now my children are 40. And 37 so it's been a long time since I have had to deal with those.

    We used to just keep the pills high and out of reach.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Motor1MMotor1 Pittsburgh, PaPosts: 552
    edited 01/14/2015 - 3:16 PM
    I ended up requesting the easy open lids when I refilled my scripts today. I was ready to get out my electric knife to open them!
  • With my child proof lids-all you have to do is flip them over to change them to a regular lid......
    Good thing, especially when you have limited fine motor skill in your hands-it can be a challenge to open even a simple lid or even pick up a pill for that matter.
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