I know how hard it is for patients to keep track of their medications and it is the number one cause of preventable medical harm. Medications are prescribed "once a day", "twice daily", "every 8 hours", "AM and PM with meals or any number of confusing regimens. Many patients are taking 10 or more prescription medications A DAY! Of course it is confusing. I take just one prescription pill a day and even I forget if I already took it or not. That's where Timer Caps come in.
They come in various sizes and just become the new cap on any pharmacy pill bottle. Each cap has a built-in LCD timer that works like a stopwatch and tells the patient how long it has been since they last took their medication. Wonder if you took that noon pill? Just look at the cap.
The battery in the cap is programed to last up to one year. Although they recommend a new cap for each prescription, I have been using mine for 3 months and just putting it on the new month bottle.
I really like the RxTimer Cap and think it is a great innovation to help patients adhere to medications.
Check it out. It might make a good Holiday present (along with some good Chocolate or Wine) for that friend or relative who takes lots of pills.