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How often do you forget to take your medications? Did you already take them? Did you actually take them or are you confusing thinking about taking your meds with actually taking them? It’s easy to become confused especially when taking multiple medications and supplements. Add in pain, fatigue, and brain fog and who knows whether you’ve taken your meds of not. This is called medication non-adherence. It’s a big problem and one that PillDrill can help solve.
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According to the American College of Preventive Medicine poor adherence to prescribed medications causes 10% of hospital admissions, 40% of treatment failures, and 125,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. It also accounts for more than $100 billion in avoidable healthcare spending.
What Is PillDrill?
PillDrill is a user-friendly medication tracking system that adapts to any medication routine. The device is described as being a “Fitbit” for taking medication. PillDrill keeps track of all the medications and supplements you take and reminds you to take your medications on time.
With PillDrill you can manage your own medication regimen or help a loved one manage theirs. Adherence updates can be sent via the app or text message to the family caregiver throughout the day.
The PillDrill medication tracking kit includes the PillDrill Hub, two weekly pill strips (AM/PM), twelve scanning tags, and the Mood Cube. Extra scanning tags and extra pill strips are available for purchase.
How PillDrill Works
The only two requirements to use PillDrill are an electrical outlet and Wi-Fi. The PillDrill hub connects to your Wi-Fi and functions as both, an alert and tracking device to record when pills are taken. It helps you take your medication on time, tracks what you’re taking, and how you’re feeling.
The first thing you have to do is set up the hub with your medications and schedule them with either the mobile app or web account. The hub will remind you with clear audio-visual alerts when your doses are due. The hub’s large screen gives you precise dosage information and you can scroll through your daily history or upcoming schedule.
The scanning tags allow you to activate your pill bottle or any other container.
Or you can use PillDrill’s weekly pill organizer.
Each pod in the pill organizer removes individually and has a built-in tag on the bottom. Any number of weekly pill strips can be connected together to accommodate daily doses.
After taking your pills, simply wave the tag or pod over the hub and it will record that the medicine was taken. You can also track medication that is taken on an as-needed basis. It works the same way as tracking scheduled medication. You simply attach a scanning tag to the medication. The only difference is that you don’t create a schedule for them.
The mood cube can be scanned anytime to log how you are feeling.
The Mood Cube has five faces — Great, Good, OK, Bad, and Awful. Scan any face to register your current mood or pain level. Tracking patterns over time can help you understand how specific medications affect how you are feeling.
The PillDrill App
The PillDrill app provides the fullest experience although it is not required to use PillDrill. The app provides flexible notification settings that you customize for your needs.
You can use the app to:
- create and edit your medication schedule
- get reminders and log doses on the go
- be notified about a loved one’s adherence and mood throughout the day
The PillDrill app is compatible with iOS and Android. Text messaging and email notifications are also available.
The smartest, simplest way to manage daily meds.
If you are looking for a way to make sure you (or your loved ones) don’t forget to take your medications, PillDrill is the answer. Pilldrill’s combination of monitoring, tracking, and dynamic reporting puts you in control of your day-to-day health like never before.
The inspiration to develop the PillDrill came to founder Peter Havas out of his experience supporting his mother’s recovery from hip replacement surgery in Australia while he was in the United States.
Named the “Best New Home Health Product of 2016”, PillDrill is being sold exclusively through the PillDrill website. The PillDrill kit sells for $199.00 and comes with a one-year warranty. Plus, there are NO hidden charges or monthly fees.