Whether you’re a caregiver or someone in charge of your own meds, organizing and keeping track of medications can be cumbersome and time-consuming.
While some opt for traditional medication tracking systems and reminders like pillboxes and calendars, many others have sought out the solutions offered from automatic medication dispensers like Hero. Let’s dive into some of the most common issues people experience when tracking medications, and how automatic medication dispensers offer an easier approach to keeping track of meds.
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Common Medication Tracking Issues
Small pills are difficult to handle. Tiny pills can be difficult for anyone to handle, but especially for someone suffering from arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, or other illnesses that compromise joints or muscle control.
Missing doses. Traditional organizing systems like pillboxes may be practical, but there’s no way to set reminders to take the right dose at the right time. Not only does it create more work to have to set reminders elsewhere, but it can also be a recipe for missed doses.
Getting overwhelmed or confused with dosages and timing. Did I already take my blood pressure pill this morning? Did I forget to take yesterday’s dose? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, you’re not alone. It’s common for those on several medications to feel confused and overwhelmed with managing prescriptions, over-the-counter meds, and vitamins or supplements all at the same time.
Could a Medication Tracker Help You?
If you or a loved one experiences these medication tracking issues, could a medication tracker be the right solution for you?
Medication tracking systems, like Hero, help to simplify and streamline the process of sorting, organizing, and taking medications. Rather than relying on memory to take your next dose, the next step is laid out for you thanks to the system’s ability to sort and dispense yours meds at the right time, every time.
There other ways a reliable medication tracking system addresses the common pitfalls of medication tracking, too. Let’s take a look at some of them below.
How To Track Medication Easily with Hero
Pills are easily dispensed into a cup. With Hero, your meds easily drop into a cup for you to take. You don’t need to worry about fumbling with tiny medications or dropping them as you try to take a dose. Simply dispense them into a cup and take them with ease.
Avoid missing doses. Hero also plays the role of a medication reminder device, which allows users to program the correct timing and dose of each medication. Not only will Hero alert you when it’s time to take a pill, but you can also sync those reminders onto a smartphone for additional support.
Hero offers clarity and peace of mind. If you take several meds at a time, it’s easy to miss a dose. Up to 10 different types of pills can be programmed into Hero’s system. With Hero, you don’t have to stress over counting remaining pills or questioning yourself—it’s peace of mind you can rely on and continue to go about your day.
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The contents of the above article are for informational and educational purposes only. The article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified clinician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or its treatment and do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of information published by us. Hero is indicated for medication dispensing for general use and not for patients with any specific disease or condition. Any reference to specific conditions are for informational purposes only and are not indications for use of the device.