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Med-Q Pill Boxes With Timer, Audio Alert, LED Flashing Light, 14 Compartments

by Barbara 16. April 2014 09:25

Question about a portable medication box with timer.

Question: "I need a portable pill box small enough to fit in my briefcase. This would be one with a timer to alert me when I need to take my medications. The pills I take are fairly large. What do you suggest? Thanks. Jim."

Answer: The Med-Q Pill Boxes would be our recommendation. The Blue Med-Q is a digital pill box with a double beep alarm and a flashing LED light The White Med-Q is similar except that the alarm sounds only a single beep.

For those who need to take medications 4 times a day, we suggest you purchase one of each using one color for days and one for nights.

These units share many common features. Each is 9 inches by 4.5 inches by about 1.0 inch.

Both the blue and the white Med Q battery powered, portable pill box have 14 compartment, each compartment is 1 inch high by 3/4 inch wide by 1 inch long. The weight empty is 3 ounces. Then add the two AA batteries for power.  Easily carried in briefcase or larger handbag. NOTE: White and blue are identical except white beeps once and blue, twice. Use one of each if you need 4 doses per day or two people need a pill box alarm.

Med Q Pill Dispenser Innovative Audio Alarm Reminder System

  • Audio alarm volume cascades: volume increases for 5 minutes before it stops.
  • Single beeping audio alarm repeats in 5 minute cycles every 25 minutes until pills are removed or next alert button is activated.
  • This is a single beeping alarm sound. Note: Blue has a double beeping sound.

Med Q Pill Dispenser Innovative Visual LED Reminder System

  • Visual LED alarm features a LED-light box technology.
  • LED light flashes in each individual pill container that needs to be taken: eliminates confusion and mistakes.

Ergonomic Design

  • Over-sized LCD screen for easy viewing.
  • Over-sized buttons for easy programming.

Ergonomically Designed Individual containers

  • Over-sized finger tip tabs for easy opening.
  • 14 individual removable compartments.
  • Curved internal angling of containers for easy scooping.
  • Easy to read letters and Braille marking.
  • Capacity of individual box, 11 M & M type candies.

Personalized Programmable for any Time, Day or Night

  • Program for once a day for two weeks or,
  • Program for twice a day for one week.
  • Press the next alert button and the audible alarm stops beeping. The individual LED-light box then flashes for ten additional seconds to ensure the correct pills are taken.

Low battery indicator

  • Visual Low battery indicator helps eliminate power outage
  • Operates on two AA alkaline batteries with a lifetime of one year approximately depending on use

I hope this helps you to take your medications on time.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Pill Box Organizers and Medication Dispensers for the Visually Impaired

by Barbara 21. August 2009 05:13

Question about the Medready Basic Pill Box with Alarm Model 1700.

Q: "My mom is nearly blind. What pill boxes do you sell that would help her take her medications at the right times? We can set up her pills for her. Thanks." Margaret

Answer: At this time, these three are the best ones available.

The Medready has a loud low frequency alarm. She would only have access to the medications during the time that particular pill container was available to her. The Medready audible alarm settings: 1- 4 per day.  Alarm signal: alternates 5 seconds on, 1 second off . Stops when medication door is opened. Set alarm time interval for 3, 30, 45, 60 or 250 minutes. Alarm will continue to beep for that time interval until the medication door is opened or the alarm time is reached. Alarm intensity: 85 decibel alarm at 10 cm, 400Hz (low frequency alarm)similar to microwave alarm.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

 

Locked Medready Timed Pill Dispensers for Hearing Impaired, Elderly or Complicated Drug Regimens

by Barbara 18. July 2009 08:41

Question about the product Medready MR-P1700:: MedReady Lower frequency alarm.  Note the 1700 series and the 357 series were introduced in 2013.

Q: "My dad cannot hear higher frequencies of sound. He is getting forgetful and needs help remembering to take his pills three times each day. Is the MR-P1600FLLF the best choice for him?" Thanks. David

Answer: Medready recognized the need for an automatic pill dispenser with dual reminders. So the 1600FLLF was created. The pitch of the alarm is at a lower frequency plus there is a flashing light reminder. According to Mayo clinic websites, there now are hearing aids that can help those with high-frequency hearing loss. Those with high-frequency hearing loss have trouble hearing higher pitched voices such as women's and children's voices, and certain parts of speech, such as consonants. That is why Medready now offers only low frequency alarms as more people can easily hear those frequencies.

Medready also offers these units:

  • Medready Medready MR-P1700:: MedReady Lower frequency alarm
  • Medready MR-1700FL: MedReady Lower frequency alarm, flashing light.
  • Medready P1750: MedReady with Low Frequency Alarm, Flashing Light and Modem Connection for Land Line.
  • Medready P1750FL: MedReady Automatic Pill Dispenser with Low Frequency Alarm, Flashing Light and Modem Connection for Land Line.
  • MedReady MR-357 Automatic Medication Dispenser with Low Frequency Alarm and GSM Cellular Modem. NO land line required. SIM card required. Obtain thru Medready if desired.
  • MedReady MR-357FL Automatic Medication Dispenser with Low Frequency Alarm,Flashing Light and GSM Cellular Modem. NO land line required. SIM card required. Obtain thru Medready if desired.
  • Extra Pill Box Tray with Cover if you or your pharmacy or home nursing service is filling the medications for your parent. Several state social services departments are utilizing the Medready units to help keep senior citizens healthy and to remain living in their homes as long as possible.

    Thanks for your question.
    Sincerely, Barbara

     

What is the Size of the Pill Stacker?

by Barbara 15. January 2008 07:10

Question about the MEDport Pill Case Stacker, Medication Organizer.

Q:"Are these really 2 inches in diameter? That seems awfully large, especially compared to the picture of the pills they contain. I am looking for really large and want to make sure. Would buy several sets."

Answer: Yes, I personally measured them to be sure.

  • Section dimensions: 2" diameter x 1" high.
  • Stacked Dimensions: 2" x 5.5" high.

The stacked dimension is 5.5 inches due to the two pill case lids. With two lids, you can take one section in your handbag or briefbase if you need medication during the day. The lids screw on tight.

What I did for my 86 year old mother was to put labels on 7 of the pill boxes, Monday through Sunday. (This meant I had to buy two packages as they come 5 to a pack.) This was a simple way to keep her medication in order without concern about pills spilling out. She just moves the top container to the bottom and refills at the end of each week. The MedReady Basic Pill Dispenser is the only pill box that we sell that has similar sized containers. Each pill compartment is 1" x 1/2" x 3/4" and there are 28 of them.

I like to use the pill stacker for travel as the containers won't spill. Each pill box case unit holds up to 10 vitamin sized tablets or 20 tablets.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely,
Barbara