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Med-E-Lert Locking Automatic Pill Dispenser

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Product Highlights

  • Smart-electronic dispensing
  • Locking pill dispenser
  • Supports multiple medications
  • Audio and visual alerts
  • Replacement parts and accessories available
  • Tamper-resistant
  • Six customizable alarms
  • FSA/HSA eligible
  • Fast Delivery
  • Easy Returns
  • AutoShip eligible
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1.0PREMIUM-C Clear Lid Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser Med-E-Lert™ Premium Automatic Pill Dispenser w/ CLEAR Lid - Ships Free! Each
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The device with clear and white lids.
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Med-E-Lert Overview

Who Uses Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser? Patients or caregivers maintaining a specific medication schedule.

Why They Love It: This pill dispenser uses smart-electronic dispensing to help patients and caregivers easily monitor pill administration and adhere to their prescribed medication schedule. It's portable and lockable to keep medication secure.


Additional Resources

Med-E-Lert Owner's Manual

Premium Easy Set Up

XL Easy Set Up

30 Day Returns - 30 day return policy

- Items must be unopened

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Fast Shipping & Handling Most orders are processed and shipped within 24 hours!


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What is Med-E-Lert?

Medication Administration Management

Studies show that up to half of all patients fail to adhere to their scheduled medication requirements. Researchers estimate that more than $100 billion is wasted annually on avoidable hospitalizations due to missed medications and instances of overdose. Many studies concluded that improved adherence to medication dosages at the prescribed intervals can lead to improved patient health and reduced healthcare spending.

There is a need for medication reminders and automatic dispensing devices that can notify patients when solid pill drug administrations are due. Unlike a pillbox, this product can provide notifications during the programmed times that medications are due. Pre-organizing these pills can help to reduce dosage mistakes at the time of administration. The Med-E-Lert pill dispenser is an advanced electronic pill organizer that locks medications from unauthorized persons until the correct time arrives for dosing.

Programmable Alerts

The Med-E-Lert Personal Pill Dispenser comes with programmable alerts to notify patients when a medication dosage is due. This compact medication management system uses small compartments on a rotating tray where pills are loaded and stored until it is time for dispensing. When the administration time arrives, the specified pill compartment for that period is automatically unlocked by rotating a tray so that the designated compartment lines up with the dispensing window. An audible alarm will remind the patient that the medication is ready. The unlocked compartment will then be accessible to the patient for administration. This process would entail tilting the unit to empty the compartment contents into the hand; then the new alarm cut-off switch shuts the alarm off once the pills have been dispensed.

Patient Monitoring

This medication system is designed to make it easier for individuals to self-monitor pill administration while at the same time allowing caregivers to visually track patient compliance. Caregivers may easily monitor medication schedule adherence by merely examining which unlocked compartments are empty. Compartments with a supply of pills that have rotated past indicate that the patient is behind in taking their prescriptions. Caregivers can then take appropriate actions.


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The Advantages of the Med-E-Lert™ Electronic Pill Dispenser

Med-E-Lert Pill Dispenser offers several advantages over standard pillboxes or other types of medication organizers. The Med-E-Lert is secured and tamper-resistant, keeping medications away from the patient until scheduled. The locking system is activated by a metal key that can be secured in another location if a patient is predisposed to tampering with their medication schedule. This automatic tablet dispenser features six customizable alarms that include three different alarm tones. A blinking light also alerts patients when medications should be taken. These alarms and alerts do not turn off until the timed pill dispenser is tilted on its side to dispense the medication.

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 Med-E-Lert Features & Benefits

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Audible Alarm and Visual Alert

Programmed timer with alerts helps caregivers ensure medication compliance.

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28 Medication Compartments

Each compartment holds up to 18 asprin-sized pills or 28 pills in the larger XL model.

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Motion Sensor Alarm Shut-Off

The motion sensor technology turns off the alarm when it is tipped to release pills.

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Tamper-Proof Locking System

The metal locking system prevents tampering and prevents over-medication with only dispensing at the programmed time.

Additional Features

  • Ideal for both in-home care and care facilities
  • NEW tamper-resistant locking key system helps to prevent over-medication
  • Medicine dispenser with 28 medication compartments
  • NEW improved tray alignment
  • NEW improved gears/tray operation for efficient rotation
  • Up to six customizable alarms and alerts
  • NEW alarm cut-off switch after dispensing
  • Timers and alerts help caregivers ensure medication compliance
  • Interchangeable solid white and transparent covers (Premium Model)
  • Solid white obscures contents from view (XL Model)
  • Transparent cover allows observation of individual pill compartments
  • Three loud alarm tones that stay on until deactivated
  • May be used for organizing and administering nutritional supplements
  • With a convenient low-battery alert
  • Removable scheduling rings to signal when doses should occur


Product Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Med-E-Dispenser
  • Application: 28-Day Pill Organizer and Timed Dispenser
  • HCPCS Code: A9270
  • FSA/HSA Eligible: Yes

Premium Model

  • Product Number: 1.0PREMIUM-WC, 1.0PREMIUM-C
  • Diameter: 7.5 Inches (With Hinge: 8.5 Inches)
  • Height: 1.85 Inches
  • Weight: 1.35 Pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Pounds
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8.75 x 7.75 x 2.5 Inches

 XL Model

  • Product Number: 1.0XLPREMIUM-W
  • Diameter: 7.63 Inches (With Hinge: 9.5 Inches)
  • Height: 2.36 Inches
  • Weight: 1.55 Pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.32 Pounds
  • Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 3 Inches
  • Note: XL Is Not Recommended for Small Pills


Med-E-Lert Components

  • Electronic Medication Dispenser
  • Pill Tray w/ 28 Compartments
  • The Lid Cover Selected 
  • (4) Four AA Batteries
  • Dosage Rings
    • (6) Rings for Premium Model
    • (9) Rings for XL Model
  • Metal Locking Key
    • (1) Key for Premium Model
    • (2) Keys for XL Model
  • Set-Up Guide
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Med-E-Lert Pill Dispenser Dosing and Pill Combinations

Storage Functions

Med-E-Lert comes with 28 compartments to offer many dosing combinations. Now it features improved tray alignment for easier dispensing and improved gear operation for efficient rotation. You may select from six dispensing rings to insert into the tray to indicate the day of the week or the time of day for timed medications. This electronic pillbox organizer gives patients and caregivers the tool for better monitoring medication dosing. Below is a list of the possible combinations that may be set for the Med-E-Lert.™

Both models have the same compartments; however, the XL version is 1 inch longer, giving approximately 50 percent more space to accommodate medium to large-sized pills (small pills not recommended).

Pill Reminders

Automatic Pill Dispensers can be programmed to alert the patient or caregiver when it is time to administer another dose. Standard pill organizers have no such function. Instead, they are all memory-based, requiring the patients and caregivers to remember when it is time to medicate. In our busy world, it is easy to miss medication schedules due to distractions and other things that can interrupt a regular schedule. Audible and visual alerts can help remind you of when pill administration is due.

This unit comes with both solid and clear covers. The benefit of using a solid cover is that it provides additional privacy if there is more than one person in the home. The benefit of a clear cover is that it's easy and convenient to see how many doses remain before needing a refill.


How Many Pills Does It Fit?


Common Pill Sizes Aspirin/Ibuprofen Tylenol
Premium Model 18 8 10 5 4
XL Model 28 14 18 9 6
Percent Difference 55% 50% 80% 80% 50%


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Medical Dose Combinations

  • Once-daily medication dispensed for 28 days
  • Twice-daily medication dispensed for 14 days
  • Three-times-daily medication dispensed for nine days
  • Four-times-daily medication dispensed for seven days
  • Five-times-daily medication dispensed for five days
  • Six-times-daily medication dispensed for four days

Locking Mechanism

Studies indicate that often patients forget when they have taken their medication and can accidentally take their meds numerous times within the same time period. So when their prescription calls for a single dose during a specified time, the patient may be taking several doses and potentially overdosing. The Med-E-Lert comes with a locking system that dispenses solid pill medications on a timed schedule. Once locked, the medications are set on a timer for dispersal. Patients only gain access to the medication when it is the time that was previously chosen.


Extra Pill Trays

Med-E-Lert includes an advanced locking system that only allows access to medication at the correct dosage time. This keeps the patient and any caregivers or family members safe from potential medication tampering that could occur with less secure systems and prevents medication schedule disruption.

Arranging medication can be time-consuming, but Med-E-Lert offers extra pill trays to make organizing medication more convenient. Once the dispenser has been loaded with the correct prescription, it can be used as a template to fill extra pill trays with the same prescription. This saves time and can cut down preparation times from once every week to once a month. This can also prevent future mistakes in filling the dispenser as the correct dose has been used as a template.

Refill and prepare for a whole month using extra pill trays. For example:

  • For two doses per day, use three trays
  • For three doses per day, use four trays
  • For four doses per day, use five trays
  • For five doses per day, use six trays


Product Details

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What kind of batteries does this dispenser use?
The Med-E-Lert is battery-powered using four AA batteries.

Do the alarms reset automatically every day?
Yes. Once the alarms are programmed, they will repeat each day without a reset.

How do I change the number of alarms?
The Med-E-Lert can remember up to six alarms. Instructions for how to set and remove alarms are found on page 4 of the manual listed above.

How do I turn off the alarm?
The alarm stops ringing when the Med-E-Lert is tipped vertically and the pills are released.

How many pills will it hold?
There are 28 slots. Each compartment can hold up to 18 pills, roughly the size of baby aspirin.


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This product is not intended for use in the diagnosis of a disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.


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