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Pill reminder

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A pill reminder is any device that reminds users to take medications. Traditional pill reminders are pill containers with electric timers attached, which can be preset for certain times of the day to set off an alarm. More sophisticated pill reminders can also detect when they have been opened, and therefore when the user is away during the time they were supposed to take their medication, they will be reminded of it when they return. This reminder can be in the form of a light, which also helps for deaf or hearing-impaired users.

A newer type of pill reminder is a mobile app that reminds the owner to take the medication.[1] Some of these applications might effectively support adherence to taking medications.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Tabi, Katarina; Randhawa, Abnashi Singh; Choi, Fiona; Mithani, Zamina; Albers, Friederike; Schnieder, Maren; Nikoo, Mohammadali; Vigo, Daniel; Jang, Kerry; Demlova, Regina; Krausz, Michael (2019-09-11). "Mobile Apps for Medication Management: Review and Analysis". JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 7 (9): e13608. doi:10.2196/13608. PMC 6786858. PMID 31512580.
  2. ^ "Apps to help patients take medication on time need to be evaluated in a consistent way". NIHR Evidence (Plain English summary). National Institute for Health and Care Research. 2020-06-02. doi:10.3310/alert_40365. S2CID 240805696.
  3. ^ Armitage, Laura Catherine; Kassavou, Aikaterini; Sutton, Stephen (30 January 2020). "Do mobile device apps designed to support medication adherence demonstrate efficacy? A systematic review of randomised controlled trials, with meta-analysis". BMJ Open. 10 (1): e032045. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032045. ISSN 2044-6055. PMC 7045248. PMID 32005778.