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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

e-pill offers FREE SHIPPING and handling, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, and a 1 year warranty on all of our medication reminders.

Pill Dispenser: Buying On A Budget?

Are you looking for something to dispense your pills, but aren’t looking to spend tons of money? The Med-O-Wheel could be the solution. This device is small enough to take with you on the go, but large enough to fit up to 17 aspirin sized tablets in each of it’s 14 compartments. Read the rest of this entry

CVS CareMark: Medication Adherence Study

A recent study conducted by CVS, together with Harvard Medical and Brigham & Women’s Hospital highlights medication adherence for four common diseases: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and depression in 50 states.

In this study they layout the factors that undermine medication non-adherence among patients and will help identify solutions to health care professionals for medication non-adherence.

Non-adherence to every day medications has been seen as a major public health problem. Non-adherence can lead to worsening health which can increase overall health care costs. Through this research study it is hoped that what is learned will help with health care, and will also help health care professionals understand patient behavior and patient non-compliance.

For more information please vist: http://www.cvscaremarkfyi.com/category/improving-your-health/rx-adherence

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.

Diabetes Management: Tips To Help Your Kids

When you learn that your child has diabetes it can be very overwhelming. To keep your child’s disease under control, it is important to follow a routine and monitor their prescriptions carefully. Read the tips below to help avoid medication errors and keep your child feeling good.
  •  Get medication instructions written out from the doctor.
  •  Keep medication all in one place.
  • Make a list of all the medications your child takes and why they take each drug.
  • Use some form of a reminder device to help remember when to administer your child’s medication.
  • Don’t let your child take their medication on their own; always make  sure they are following the directions correctly.
  • Understand insulin dosing. 
  •  Learn ways to manage low blood sugar through diet and exercise.
  • Create a diabetes management plan with the school your child attends.
Keeping the lines of communication open with friends, family, and school teachers is important when it comes to diabetes treatment. Also remember that children like to be involved in the planning and treatment of their diabetes. Make sure you are always educating them about the importance of dealing with the disease and working together will make it all the easier.  

Addiction To Pain Medications: Starting The Road To Recovery With E-Pill

A huge problem in today’s world is the addiction to prescription drug medications. I came across an article on Challenges Addiction Treatment and Relapse Prevention Center’s Website and found that in the United States, there are more people abusing prescription drugs than cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy combined.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths caused by pain medication overdose has risen from less than 4,000 in the year 2000 to more than 11,000 in the year 2007. The Office of National Drug Control Policy also says that opioid abuse is the second-leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., after car crashes.

With statistics like this, it is important to recognize if you or someone you love is fighting an addiction to pain medications. There is an e-pill device that might be able to help. It is called the CompuMed and it is the most tamper proof automatic pill dispenser on the market.



e-pill CompuMed



Dealing with an addiction is a hard thing to overcome, but this machine could help to fight the battle. It is important to find someone who can be trusted to fill this machine for you each week, and keep the keys to the machine with them. It is completely tamper proof and will keep the person from getting inside to the pills. An e-pill CompuMed can change one’s life for the better.



e-pill MedSafe



If the CompuMed is too far out of your price range, you may want to try something like the MedSafe. The e-pill MedSafe is a digital medication lock box. This safe is not tamper proof like the CompuMed, but it uses a state of the art digital lock and does not come with keys. For more information on the MedSafe click HERE.
Beating an addiction is a hard thing to do, and now e-pill can help you or someone you know get on the road to recovery.