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Medicine Bottle Lids

(8 Posts)
midgey Wed 14-Aug-19 10:36:50

I cannot open the childproof lid on DH medicine bottle. I don’t have a child handy to open for me! Does anyone have a clever wheeze that will allow me to open the bloody thing? Otherwise it’s back to the chemistsad

jusnoneed Wed 14-Aug-19 10:43:15

I wonder if the old trick of putting the top between door and frame, gently squeeze the sides together and push (to take place of the push down part) would work? It's how we used to open bottle tops that were stuck.

EllanVannin Wed 14-Aug-19 10:59:27

Push the cap down and unscrew. That way it doesn't keep swivelling round. Be firm with it smile

fizzers Wed 14-Aug-19 11:00:26

I don't have trouble with medicine bottles, but I do with bleach and other cleaning material bottles., am squeezing away and they just refuse to open

harrigran Wed 14-Aug-19 11:04:06

All my drugs come in blister packs for which I am thankful. I have problems with bleach bottles and the mouthwash bottle, surely not needed for mouthwash.

midgey Wed 14-Aug-19 11:05:41

If only I could push the top down and unscrew......that’s exactly what I am unable to do!

fizzers Wed 14-Aug-19 11:22:48

try putting a teatowel down and turn the bottle upside down, hold the top with one hand and press down with the palm of your hand and twist - this should work

WOODMOUSE49 Wed 14-Aug-19 11:26:26

If it's plastic can you cut the bottom off ! Bit drastic but you have my sympathies.

I'm having to use one of those grippy plastic things to hold lids to get them off at the moment. Hand injury so no strength to hold the bottle or lid.

Try opening it with other hand. You never know !

Good luck.