small pill bottle source?

Posted by: 7k7k99

small pill bottle source? - 01/09/06 12:24 AM

anyone have a source for small pill bottles that could be used for over the counter meds? I hate to buy those pre-packaged 1 dose/2 pill packs that are so overpriced for that convenience.
Posted by: Nicodemus

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/09/06 01:05 AM

Someone posted about using Glad Press'n Seal Wrap to repackage meds in over in the "Around the Campfire" section. They even took pics. Seems like a pretty good idea to me.

Otherwise, I'd check ebay. I've seen them for sale there.

Posted by: turbo

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/09/06 01:10 AM

What size are you interested in? I have some that are about 0.5 inches in diameter by 3.75 inches long that are water proof. If interested, pm me.
Posted by: Farmer

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/09/06 02:09 AM

CVS Pharmacy here has little stainless pill carrier/keyring thingies. They won't hold a lot of meds, but they have a rubber "o"-ring seal and are waterproof. Mine holds matches, fishing stuff, a water purifying tablet and snare wire.
Posted by: ironraven

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/09/06 02:14 AM

Doug found some that might be the right size for what you have mind.

http://www.equipped.com/parepack.htm
Posted by: Malpaso

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/09/06 02:33 AM

Nalgene makes some small containers, all the way down to 1/4 oz.

http://www.rei.com/product/2409.htm
Posted by: 7k7k99

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/09/06 03:25 AM

that was kind of what I was looking for, but EP sells them fairly inexpensively, but shipping is a whopping 7.50 now -- kind of steep when the item is such a small one
Posted by: 7k7k99

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/09/06 03:27 AM

those may work out pretty well, can always order some other stuff from REI so the shipping won't feel like such a big bite for a little item, may check Gander Mountain locally since they carry a lot of Nalgene items, thanks!
Posted by: 7k7k99

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/09/06 03:30 AM

that's an interesting idea too, may try that and see if it works.
Posted by: ironraven

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/09/06 04:07 AM

So, you order a couple of them, and get a few other things as well. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted by: paulr

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/09/06 12:42 PM

Geez man, just go to a drugstore and ask the pharmacist if you can buy a few bottles in whatever size you want. They also have pill dispensers with multiple compartments (sunday, monday, ...) for people taking daily meds. Those things cost about a buck each and you could use them for 7 different kinds of pills instead of 7 days worth. They come in different sizes, the smallest about the size of a candy bar with 7 compartments each capable of holding three or four medium sized pills.
Posted by: Duke

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/09/06 03:08 PM

I have the bottle Farmer is referring to and it works very well for a limited amount of meds. I use it every day. And the weekly pill box mentioned is good, too. The only problem with those is that the hinge lids can wear so the spring open when you don't want them to, spilling the contents. Of course, there may be all qualities of them that make that less likely to happen. I have had them dump in shaving kits, though.
Posted by: UTAlumnus

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/10/06 02:03 AM

Tylenol makes a tube for their 10 caplet sample packs that is about 5/8" wide by 2 1/2". As it's packaged, it is about half full. You can get 6 generic Aleve, 4 of the Tylenol, 6 Ibuprofen, and still have room left.

I haven't tested them for water resistance but I usually tape the top w/ electrical tape

They are also a good size for carrying a spare CR123.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/10/06 02:37 AM

You might look at these websites for small plastic containers:

http://www.specialtybottle.com/ (they take small orders)

http://www.sks-bottle.com/
Posted by: benjammin

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/10/06 05:02 PM

I've either recycled 50 ct ibuprofren/acetaminophen bottles, old film containers, or old carmex lip balm containers. When I ain't feeling good (like now), I can go through the meds pretty quickly. I do mix&match in the bigger containers I tote, but I haven't ever forgot what pill was what.

The only script I carry on a regular basis is my hayfever pills (in this case Allegra-Ds). I get a supply of them in one or two dose blister packs from my doc when I go in every year to renew the script. They are handy to keep around. I also carry my immodium and my pepto pills in blister packs that are split like that, and anything else I can find packaged like that. Since my edc is a shoulder bag, my first aid is a little more flexible than most.
Posted by: Polak187

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/10/06 05:27 PM

How small you want to go?

Look here in my EDC if you like those I can send you some. All way on the right in a green pouch, two tubes with yellow tops.

http://brunerdog.tripod.com/images/edc19.jpg

Posted by: Anonymous

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/11/06 01:17 AM

Yeah, what paulr said. Heck, unless it's for quite a few I usually give 'em away.

And when helping someone about to undergo a colonoscopy by supplying him/her with a 2-ounce bottle marked at the 45mL mark to measure 2 doses of Fleet's Phospho-Soda, I ALWAYS give it away...I figure they're in for a rough ride, I may as well help where I can! <img src="/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

So yeah, a pharmacy is quick easy and generally CHEAP potential source of pill bottles, ointment jars, and liquid bottles (but NOT leak-proof as we've learned the HARD way more than once!) <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/11/06 04:48 AM

Visit your local Old Folks Home , you'll walk out with armloads of bottles of all shapes & sizes, from large vitamin bottles to tiny pill bottles. I like the 35mm film canisters, camera shops love giving them away ...
Posted by: lazermonkey

Re: small pill bottle source? - 01/13/06 12:49 AM

What are those? The look very interesting? What are there dementions? Thanks