blister pack


variants or less commonly blister card
: 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
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While Erickson was being booked into Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities after his blood draw, deputies found an oxycodone blister pack with one 5 mg pill and another empty package in his wallet. Julia Shumway, oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2022 Police found Erickson had an oxycodone blister pack containing one 5 mg pill in his possession, according to a police report. oregonlive, 1 Oct. 2022 This vaccine is loaded into a blister pack, which is in turn coated in edible vanilla wax. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 6 Sep. 2022 The supplements came packaged in a carton that contains a 10-count blister pack. Chris Smith, BGR, 3 Aug. 2022 The drug comes in a blister pack with two pills of Paxlovid and one of an antiviral, ritonavir, which enables Paxlovid to remain active longer at higher concentrations. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 6 Nov. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blister pack was in 1955

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“Blister pack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

blister pack

variants also blister card
: 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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