Category Archives: e-pill medication reminders

6 Ways to Help Your Child with School Phobia (Social Anxiety)

Back to school season is here. Children are getting ready to go back to school. Some are excited about it, but some are not so much. For the younger age’s group, some of them tend to have a hard time leaving their parents to school or they are anxious about school for a variety of reasons. School Phobia as know as School Refusal is children who have problems going to school or staying in school.

Here are some tips to help the children who are facing that issue.

  1. Self-help methods could provide relaxation to your child. Be open to new ideas
  2. Communicate with your about their feelings of school or in general
  3. Work with school staff for extra support or direction
  4. Schedule an informal meeting with your child’s teachers.
  5. Help your child to create hobbies and interests (Sports teams, Clubs, etc)
  6. Emphasize the positives about going to school. (Friends, New Materials, etc)

Most importantly, your children need your support to get through those situations. As long as they understand you will be there for them with their physical and mental supports.

https://www.anxietybc.com/parenting/helping-your-child-cope-back-school-anxiety

https://adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children/school-refusal

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A Case of Iritis

It’s a scary situation when one day you can barely open your eye and when you did, all you can feel is pain. Not only was it painful but also your eye looks like it had been lit on fire. This was a scary thing that happened to me. I had no clue what had happened to my eye.  I did what every typical person would do I called my doctor. I went to urgent care and was diagnosed with Irisits. What the heck is Iritis? In simple terms it’s inflammation located at the iris of the eye. When the iris is inflamed, white blood cells (leukocytes) are shed into the anterior chamber of the eye where they can be observed on slit lamp examination floating in the convection currents of the aqueous humor (http://www.iritis.org/index.php). The doctor told me Iritis could develop from an autoimmune disease or spontaneously happen. In my situation it was spontaneous. For the first few weeks of treatment he gave me two eye drops to take Cyclopentolate Hydrochloride Ophthalmic (dilating solution to prevent scaring) and Predinisolone Acetate (steroids to reduce inflammation). It was imperative I take my steroids drop every hour and my dilating drops every 4hrs. Remembering to take these drops was a challenge for me with my busy schedule. I had to find a solution to my non-compliance. I found the e-pill Multi-Alarm TimeCap http://www.epill.com/eyemed.html to be very useful. Not only did it carry my eye drops it reminded me to take and told me when I last used the drops. Who would have thought a tiny little pill bottle would keep me on track with my Iritis medication drops.

S.C.

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What will the cost be for Mom’s or Dad’s automatic medication dispenser?

Helping your parents manage his/her medication can be a challenging task to take on. Taking their medications correctly and on time is crucial to maintaining a healthy life.

The current system you have set-up probably entails you to sit down with them once a week to sort the different pills they take. You probably call them daily to tell them “Mom/Dad take the blue, white, red, pill at this time now…. etc.”

More pills mean more confusion on when and how to take them, especially when they are prescribed medications. The consequences of taking too much or the wrong kind can be deadly.

There are many solutions to helping them take the right meds at the right time. There are pillboxes, timers, watches, and your daily phone call, etc.

What’s the fix for this dilemma?

An e-pill automatic medication dispenser can help your mom/dad manage their medications. It will offer you some sort of comfort that they are taking their medication correctly and on time. Having a dependable system will minimize the risk of your mom or dad taking his/her medication incorrectly, which can cause harm.

e-pill offers four different types of automatic dispensers:

  1. e-pill MD1 MedTime XL (SKU 991019) $289.95
  • Dispenses meds up to 28 times per day.
  • Reminds you with a visual and loud 60 minutes alarm.

http://www.epill.com/medtime.html

  1. e-pill MD2 MedSmart  (SKU 993109) $489.95
  • Dispenses meds up to 6 times per day.
  • Large digital display and programming buttons
  • Loud audio and visual alarm.
  • Early dose button.
  • AC powered docking base.

http://www.epill.com/medsmart.html

  1. e-pill MD2 PLUS MedSmart MONITORED (SKU 994019) $789.95
  • Dispenses meds up to 6 times per day.
  • Loud audio and visual alarm.
  • Early dose button.
  • Remote Event Monitoring. Alerts caregivers if meds have been missed. MedSmart PLUS calls your cell or regular phone, send a text message or email notification if meds have not been taken within 60 minutes of the scheduled alarm time.
  • NO MONTHLY FEES associated with Remote Event Monitoring
  • Dispenses meds up to 4 times per day. Fill weekly.
  • Tamper Proof (for patients who are trying to get to the medication before it is time.)
  • Secure and refillable plastic medication cassette for easy loading.
  • Alarm and text message reminders displayed on LCD.
  • Alarm sounds continuously until the pills are removed.
  • Adjustable audio alarm.

http://www.epill.com/medsmartplus.html

  1. e-pill MD3 Tamperproof CompuMed (SKU 992033) $844.95
  • Dispenses meds up to 4 times per day. Fill weekly.
  • Tamper Proof (for patients who are trying to get to the medication before it is time.)
  • Secure and refillable plastic medication cassette for easy loading.
  • Alarm and text message reminders displayed on LCD.
  • Alarm sounds continuously until the pills are removed.
  • Adjustable audio alarm.

http://www.epill.com/compumed.html

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Helpful Ways To Manage Your Parent’s Medications

They took care of you your whole life, and now it is time that you take care of them.
 
As parents age, we as their children are faced with more responsibilities and tasks to make sure they stay as healthy as possible.
 
One of the tasks we may face is the organization and adherence of their medications. Whether you live close to your parents or far away, these tips can help keep your parents happy and healthy. Read the rest of this entry

Asthma in the Spring

Spring is just around the corner and with beautiful spring flowers, comes not so pretty allergies. Asthma attacks and/or worsening of asthma symptoms can be triggered by seasonal allergies, which is why it is important to be prepared for the coming months.
An inhaler is going to be used more often during allergy season, so make sure you are always prepared. Visit www.epill.com to learn about our PuffMinder DOSER.
The e-pill PuffMinder DOSER will track the use of medication taken from a Metered Dose Inhaler. It will alert you once there are less than 20 inhalations in your inhaler. This is a reliable and easy to use device that will help to ensure you are never stranded without inhaler medications.
Here are some more tips on relieving seasonal allergies:
         Stay indoors on dry windy days.
         Always remove clothes you have been wearing outside.
         Keep windows closed and use air conditioning in the home.
         If you have forced air heating or air conditioning in your house, use high-efficiency filters.
         Avoid outdoors when pollen count is high.