Because all pills range in size and shape, it's difficult to definitively answer the question, "How many pills does the standard Pillfold hold?" However, we know you'd like to size up our pillbags before purchasing, to ensure that they'll accommodate your medication regimen. Thus, we'll do our best to give you a few sizing guidelines for the zippered pouches of the standard Pillfold.
Our first attempt:
The standard Pillfold has eight zippered rows - one for each day of the week, and an extra for additional medication. The rows for the days of the week are broken up into two distinct pouches, one for your morning pills, and the other for your evening pills. (Each side is designated by a sun or moon, respectively.) One side of the pillfold (that is, one half of each row, or, for example, the morning pouch) holds approximately 11-12 M&M candies, or 9-10 Mike & Ike candies. (Forgive us. We have a sweet tooth.)
Our second attempt:
One side of the standard pillfold (for example,the morning side) holds equal to, though usually more pills than a single day of a traditional weekly plastic pillbox. Thus, a full Pillfold holds more than two traditional weekly plastic pillboxes put together. Plus, you have the eighth pouch for even more medication.
Our third attempt: A visual!
Thanks to a beloved customer in the UK who provided the following images of her own pillfolds, you can see how many pills fit she's able to fit in each side of her pillfold. The pills she's holding in her hand demonstrate the pills she fits into one side (or one half) of one row of a pillfold. Demonstrated another way, the small plate she uses the count out her pills shows how many pills fit into one half of the zippered pouch.
As always, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, and thanks for considering a Pillbag to organize your medication!