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Old 08-26-2017, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I use one for my vitamins so I don't have to open 5 bottles every single day. It's a time saver.
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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I have one. It holds multivitamins, mineral supplements, and glucosamine. It's much more convenient to count out the pills once a week and have them in a convenient container than open each bottle daily.
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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A pill container is not necessarily a sign of old age, decrepitude, and loss of mental acuity. Try having a skiing accident, or a car accident, or any other unforeseen injury or illness come up when you're young. Lots of meds will be coming your way and trying to keep them straight can be a challenge no matter your age. Think "one hour before a meal or two hours after" but not near "xyz" med, but OK with "abc" med and some every four hours, some every six, some at 8 hour intervals, etc. I suspect the OP hasn't faced anything like that yet.

Frankly, as someone who has had life threatening allergies and an immunodeficiency since the age of three, my parents and I would have been hard-pressed to get me this far without an organization tool for my meds.

Best to think twice before proclaiming that "I'd think my life is over if I need to pop several pills every day."
Just chalk her statement up to youthful naivete. With maturity she might learn that sometimes just the reverse can be true even for her. Someday her life could be over if she didn't pop several pills every day. One never knows.
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Geez, I'd hate to see when you are being judgmental!

I used one. Had a thyroid pill, and HPB, was also taking Lyrica, a multi vitamin (3 days a week), a b complex, and some other supplements. It made it easy, and honestly, I would forget if I taken them that day, so in the pill container I knew. It saved me time from having to open all the bottles.

I'm sure this will send you over the edge..... I had the one with the day and night!!

Weird, I had no desire to do myself in or anything.
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:10 PM
 
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you should hang around op. I think we have a young man for you
rofl!
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:53 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I only take three prescription meds a day, but the pill minder is handy for a lot of reasons (some already mentioned, such as forgetfulness or an early warning that you need to reorder.). It's also great for travel because it takes up less space than prescription bottles.

My pill minder is a small one, but Mr. Bay has a really big one with AM and PM compartments. He has heart, prostate and cholesterol issues and takes five different medications, each on a different dosage schedule, plus baby aspirin, a vitamin and a supplement for his eyes. Having a pill minder makes keeping track of his medication a lot easier.

He's 76 and I am 68. I don't think my life is over yet! Mr. Bay's life isn't over, either, or I wouldn't still be picking up his dirty socks.
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Old 08-27-2017, 03:11 AM
 
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I work for an electronics company and we are developing a pill-reminder in the form of a wrist watch. When it's time to take your pills, it announces this to you with the Alexa voice (from Amazon Echo). If you forget, Alexa will remind you. I'm having fun designing it, so I hope it goes over well.
I take blood pressure pills once a day. I always have my cellphone in my pocket, so I have my cellphone calendar alert set to remind me. If I had to take meds multiple times per day, something like what you are working on might be more helpful. I'll keep an eye out for it.

I don't know what the Alexa voice sounds like, but I hope it isn't high-pitched.
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Old 08-27-2017, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Location: Location
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I have three. What's your point?
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:12 AM
 
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People forgetting to take their meds is a really big factor in health, med effectiveness and hospital (re)admissions.


Pill minders reduce this forgetting. Health care providers encourage their use.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:38 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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People forgetting to take their meds is a really big factor in health, med effectiveness and hospital (re)admissions.


Pill minders reduce this forgetting. Health care providers encourage their use.
For sure, it's much better to use a pill minder or container to keep track of those pills, or as an easy indicator of whether or not you've taken them, than to have a recurrence of ugly symptoms to tell you you've forgotten to take them. Ask me how I know.
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