Category Archives: medication reminders
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.
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
This is a multi-alarm pill box with an E-Z Set Timer. You will now be able to organize your child’s daily pills and be reminded up to 37 times per day with a loud alarm. There is no reset required, and it will automatically reset at midnight. That means you can set the alarms once and not worry about changing them again until..ever! You can now spend more time with your child and less time counting pills and watching the clock.
|“White” e-pill Pediatric Multi-Alarm|
The e-pill Pediatric Pillbox comes with an easy to open sliding pill tray with a safety lock, an easy to read display screen, and a missed pill indicator. The alarm is easy to hear and will sound for 10 seconds on 10 seconds off for up to 4 minutes (or until STOP button is pressed). If medicine is not taken when alarm sounds, a missed pill message flashes on the display.
|“Pink” e-pill Pediatric Multi-Alarm|
There is one switch for each hour and half hour. Once the alarms have been set, there is no reset required. The pill box slides out with 7 compartments labeled Monday thru Sunday and can fit up to 18 aspirin sized tablets in each compartment.
The e-pill Pediatric Pillbox is easy to use, and will help to keep your child’s medication organized and taken on time. Are you ready to stop stressing about doses and pills for your child? Then stop the stress today and try this product from e-pill!