Our e-pill CompuMed (a.k.a. e-pill MD3 / SKU 992033 / UPC 837066002309
) is a locked automatic medication management system (tamper proof automatic pill dispenser) available for individual home use. It is designed primarily for solid oral medicine (pills, tablets, etc.). Link to e-pill CompuMed Tamper Proof Pill Dispenser
At pre-programmed times, a unit dose of medicine (one or several tablets) automatically drops into an easily accessed drawer. Capacity up to 25 aspirin sized tablets per dose. All other medicine is locked out. Audio and visual reminders are activated that alert the user to take his or her medicine. Optional STROBE Light is available for the e-pill CompuMed.
Who should use the e-pill CompuMed?
Many elderly and some with developmental disabilities use the e-pill CompuMed. CompuMed is ideal for those individuals who, if medication is not taken properly, must have additional help with their medication - from family members or professionals either at home or institution. It is also used by patients, that have a history of wanting to get to medications (as in pain medications and CII narcotics) before it is time.
Why should CompuMed be used?
When medication is taken properly (improved patient compliance), greater physically well-being results. There is the added benefit of greater self esteem and independence for the user and less cost and concern for the caregiver and payor. What is patient compliance?
Is the e-pill MD3 Easy to Use?
Yes - particularly for the patient. Reminders let the user know it is time to take medicine. All he or she need do is open the drawer when the loud alarm is heard, take the medicine as indicated and close the drawer. There is no need to open medicine vials, to remember whether it is Monday or Tuesday or whether to take the red pill or the green one, etc. Watch the CompuMed YouTube VIDEO.
When the e-pill CompuMed is first powered, it is programmed with current information and patient specific information. Typically, this is done by a caregiver (family member or professional). Programming is aided by simple instructions on e-pill CompuMed’s LCD screen.
How do I change the time?
Changing the CompuMed’s clock/time
Press HOUR and/or MINUTE key to the correct time (Press HOUR once to advance the clock one hour for daylight savings time.)
CompuMed then instructs to remove the medication cassette. Removing the cassette allows the belt to align to the proper position for the next medication dispensing. If the belt is already in the correct position, it will not advance.
When the belt is positioned, insert and lock in the medication cassette.
First, the current day and time are set. Next, the time(s) medication is to be dispensed with the appropriate instructions (i.e. “8:00 A.M. - Take with food.”)
After programming, e-pill CompuMed Automatic Pill Dispenser reviews all instructions entered and verifies their correctness. If all is correct, the person setting the device, is instructed to push the “Start” key on the keypad. The dispenser then aligns itself to the proper day, time and dispensing position and continues with the programmed regimen week after week until changed. No changes to the settings can be made when the CompuMed is locked.
Is it tamper proof?
Yes. When the medication cassette is locked in the device, the keypad is also electronically disabled. The device cannot be reprogrammed or instructions changed without a key. All other medicine is locked out and only available at the correct time or when accessed with the key.
How does someone know when to take their medicine?
The e-pill CompuMed dispenser has an Audio Alarm and LCD screen. The audio alarm can be adjusted for both pitch and volume. These adjustments help users with hearing loss find a sound and tone they can hear.
What if someone forgets to take their medicine? Will it double dose?
No. If a medication time is missed and it is time for the next one, the message on the screen changes to “CAUTION, 1 MEDICATION TIME PASSED.” Only when the drawer is opened and closed again will the next medicine be dispensed. If more than one medication time is missed, the screen will indicate the number missed. The alarm continues during the entire time.
Early Dose - If someone knows they will be gone at a certain time and wants to take their medicine with them, can they?
Yes. By unlocking CompuMed and de-activating the lock-out feature, an individual or caregiver can pre-dispense medication using the ADVANCE key. This feature is useful if an individual is going out for a short time and wants to take the medicine along. For example, a daughter may stop by at 11:30 a.m. and say, “Mom, let’s go to lunch.” Rather than wait until noon (if that is when Mom takes medicine) for the medicine to be dispensed, they can push the ADVANCE key (EARLY DOSE) and take the medicine with them. The e-pill CompuMed keeps track of the medicine taken out and resumes dispensing at the next dose.
How much does it cost?
Our suggested retail price is $895.00 for the complete system. On SALE now. FREE Standard Shipping. Risk free purchase with our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. One (1)Year Warranty by manufacturer.
e-pill Medication Reminders is Boston based medical device company. Since 1999 e-pill timers, alarm watches, pill boxes with alarms and pill dispensers have helped patients around the world remember to take medications on time (improve medication adherence / patient compliance).