> the 4x higher potency found in solids (such as Micropur)
I don't know about the chemistry going on but this sounds so odd when the chemical is the same. Anyway...
about the packaging, maybe a ziplock wasn't the best alternative but a plastic container. I was asking because I don't like blister packaging: it's light but it takes lots of space and it's fragile. I've had smashed tablets or, more commonly, a break in the foil cover. It still makes sense for short trips but for longer ones I much prefer a small plastic container, it's more compact(for a big number of tablets), only marginally heavier, if at all and protects them better from being crushed, which is more likely to happen as the trip gets longer. Actually Micropur used to sell one of their tablet types in a plastic container of this kind but they switched to blisters, don't know why