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How Do I Choose the Best Pill Fob?

Lainie Petersen
Lainie Petersen

If you are concerned about keeping your medication handy, a pill fob can help. Think about how you would prefer to carry the fob, as many companies offer both key chain and necklace-style options. Pill fobs come in many different sizes, so think about the size of your pills and how many pills you need to carry with you throughout the day. Depending on the climate where you live, check product descriptions to find out if a pill fob is waterproof or has security features to help prevent pills from spilling. Another consideration is whether you want a pill fob that is engraved with information about your medical condition, as this can be helpful in emergency situations.

The most important consideration in choosing a pill fob is making sure that your medication will actually fit into the container. Measure your pills before shopping for pill storage products so that you don't waste your money on a container that can't accommodate your pills. If shopping online, contact a retailer's customer service department with questions about the capacity of their fobs. Once you find the size you need, select a style that works for you. Many people choose a key chain fob, although others may prefer to keep medication on their person at all times by wearing a necklace container. Some fobs are designed with special rings so that they can be either worn around the neck or attached to a key ring.

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If you live in an area that experiences a lot of wet or damp weather, make sure your pill fob is water resistant or, better yet, waterproof. It's also important to find a file that will not open easily and spill its contents. Not only is this a waste of your medication, but it could present a danger to a child who picks up a stray pill. At the same time, you should make sure that you have no difficulty opening the pill fob so that you can get to your medication when you need it.

Some companies will customize your fob with engraving, and you may wish to include information about your condition on the container so that emergency medical workers can give you the treatment that you need. Some medical alert services also offer pill fobs, which can be very useful if you experience a medical emergency during which you are unable to communicate with others. If such a service interests you, ask about the availability of medical alert services when choosing your fob.

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If you carry your medications in a pill fob, it is important to keep in mind that some pills may crumble for the heat generated from your body if you put the fob in your pocket, This is especially true if the pills you take are small or soft. Instead of putting it in your pocket, you should carry your pill fob or put it on your key ring.


If you are taking several medications, you may want to have several key fobs for them. For example, you can use one for various stomach medicines and another for headache pills. This way, you will be able to keep your medicines separate and easy to take.


Pill fobs are inexpensive and easy to find at just about any store that sells medications. You can find them in a variety of sizes and colors, so you should be able to find the best one for the type of medications you are taking.

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