Recommended for CLINIC use ONLY: Pain Management / Class II / Class III Meds: Clinically tested (Unobserved Opioid Substitution Treatment programs), e-pill Med-O-Wheel SECURE (SKU 870812) gives the right medication at the right time and, because of its locking feature ('door' closes 5 minutes after meds have been taken), is suitable for professional use by rehabilitation (halfway homes / group home settings) and mental health care professionals. It is a portable tamper resistant locked pill dispenser and may be used outside the home (work, school, drug rehab etc.). Features a unique 180 minute medication dosing window for each dose. Tablet count verification possible without unlocking the Med-O-Wheel SECURE device (see-thru bottom). Built-in Tamper Alarm. Best Practice (Patient/Filler/Observer)
Features and Advantages of e-pill Med-O-Wheel SECURE:
Portable Tamper-Resistant Locked Automatic Pill Dispenser can be used inside or outside the patient's home (work, school, out-patient clinic, drug rehabilitation etc.)
Clinically tested (Opioid Substitution Treatment / CIII, Schedule III Controlled Substance) in Unobserved Opioid Substitution Treatment programs.
Precise Medication Dispensing Window (180 Minutes) (Suboxone® / Methadone / Buprenorphine Sublingual Tablets): For example, a patient in opioid replacement treatment has been prescribed Suboxone to be taken each morning at 9 AM. The e-pill Med-O-Wheel SECURE is set to give the medication at 9 AM. The medication can be taken from the e-pill dispenser between 8 AM and 11 AM. Once the medication has been taken, the Med-O-Wheel SECURE locks shut until the next morning (or time for the next dose, up to 4 times per day). The empty slot from which the medication was taken is no longer visible to the patient.
Operating Principle for this locked electronic medicine dispenser / locked electronic pill dispenser:
Medication doses used in drug therapy and/or mental health care can be loaded into the e-pill Med-O-Wheel SECURE when the administration of the medication must be regular and secure. The patient receives the medication only at a specific time of the day. Otherwise the device is locked shut and the medication is safe inside the unit. It is possible to set Med-O-Wheel SECURE to provide 1–4 dosage opportunities daily.
When the user presses the transparent part of the device cover, Med-O-Wheel moves the correct dose for release and then locks shut until the next specified dosage time.
References: Interim Buprenorphine vs. Waiting List for Opioid Dependence (NEJM N Engl J Med 2016; 375:2504-2505December 22, 2016DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1610047)
This device (e-pill Med-O-Wheel SECURE) is in regular use in many countries around the world including the USA and Canada. Finland / Kuopio Clinic substance abuse / psychiatry clinics. First used in A-clinic Foundation Espoo Finland. Published study: The effect of an electronic medicine dispenser on diversion of buprenorphine-naloxone—experience from a medium-sized city.
Alarms: 1, 2, 3 or 4 Medication events per day (up to 4 Doses per day). Daily medication events are always scheduled at the same time each day (PRN dosing not possible with this e-pill dispenser).
Pill Capacity: 6 aspirin sized tablets per dosage event. Total capacity 28 dosage events (medication events);
Size: 5 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch Weight: 11 Oz. Battery life: 6 months (2 x AA included securely stored / special screw driver included)
SUBOXONE® (buprenorphine and naloxone)(CIII) is a prescription medicine and is a registered trademark of Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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).