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Style Rx 7-Day Designer Pill Box Case
Style Rx 7-Day Designer Pill Box Case

Many of us whose travel essentials include daily pills rely on those ugly plastic seven-day med holders with SMTWTFS stamped naggingly across the snap-open compartments. A company called Inspired by Dawn has found a lovely way to dress up those dowdy pill holders for public (or private) consumption.

The Style Rx 7-Day Designer Pill Box Case looks like a slim rectangular jewelry case, but it snuggly houses and hides an included plastic seven-day pill holder (yes, with SMTWTFS). Covered in cheerfully patterned cotton canvas, with a perky pink lining, the flip-open top has a magnetic closure that keeps pills secure inside. The 6-inch-long Style Rx Pill Box comes in two patterns — a fireworks-like lime, pink and white design, and a navy and white flower motif.

The seven-day pill insert is removable, so you can switch out a depleted one with a fully stocked replacement (sold separately). I found the individual compartments a bit snug for my full complement of mammoth multi-vitamin tablets, flax capsules, and other meds, but those with fewer (or more diminutive) pills should have room enough. The manufacturer says a larger model and more colors may be on the horizon.

Style Rx 7-Day Designer Pill Box Case is $34; set of two, $59, additional plastic pill holder insert, $5; at www.inspiredbydawn.com.

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