blister pack

variants: or less commonly blister card

Definition of blister pack

1 : a package holding and displaying merchandise in a clear plastic case sealed to a sheet of cardboard Thousands of products, from rubber bands to radios, are sold in blister packs, tight-fitting sandwiches of plastic and cardboard.— Ellen Ruppel Shell
2 : a card holding usually medicinal tablets or capsules that are individually packaged in a clear plastic case sealed to the card A study presented to the American Heart Association found elderly patients taking high-blood-pressure medication were more likely to have prescriptions refilled on time if their drugs came in a blister pack. Unlike bottles, blister packs act as pill calendars—making it easier to determine when a pill has been taken.— David Bjerklie

Examples of blister pack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since most meds come in undated blister packs or bottles that aren’t conducive to tracking daily doses, Soriano suggests using a good old-fashioned pillbox. Madeleine Burry, Good Housekeeping, 2 Apr. 2020 In addition to being much more eco-friendly (these use a mind-blowing 80% less packaging than a traditional blister pack), the foil exterior blocks out light (which can dry out the lens) better than clear plastic. Karina Hoshikawa,, 12 Feb. 2020 As with the fish blocks, the wax packets also contain a raccoon rabies vaccine, but this version, known as the ONRAB Ultralite blister pack, may be the way of the future. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, 27 Sep. 2019 Their first product line is spices packaged in a recyclable blister pack. Stephen Singer,, 7 Oct. 2019 The low price of generic drugs (a single vial or blister pack may cost as little as $1) explains the dearth of competition between their makers. The Economist, 14 Sep. 2019 That includes things like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets, and blister packs. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 26 Aug. 2019 Terracycle has a partnership with Bausch & Lomb that recycles contacts, blister packs, and the top foil. Meirav Devash, Allure, 15 Oct. 2018 For number of pills in each blister pack, click here. David J. Neal, miamiherald, 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of blister pack

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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blister pack

variants: also blister card

Medical Definition of blister pack

: a card holding usually medicinal tablets or capsules that are individually packaged in a clear plastic case sealed to the card

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