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Med-O-Wheel Secure™

What is Med-O-Wheel Secure™?

Med-O-Wheel Secure is suitable for use by health care professionals, for example for drug rehabilitation, as it releases only one dose at a time—and at the right time. Once the medication has been administered, Med-O-Wheel Secure locks shut and will not release the next dose until it's time.

Features and advantages

  • Clinically tested
  • Designed for professional use
  • Lockable
  • Releases medication only at the right time
  • Enables long-term home medication and makes it regular
  • Single pills or pharmaceutical doses can be dosed for 1–28 days at a time
  • One day can be programmed for 1–4 medication doses, and there is a three-hour window for each dose

For example, a patient in opioid replacement treatment has been prescribed Suboxone® to be taken each morning at 9am.
Med-O-Wheel is set to give the medication at 9 a.m.
The medication can be taken from the wheel between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Once the medication has been taken, Med-O-Wheel locks shut until it is time for the next morning's medication.
The empty slot from which the medication was taken is no longer visible to the patient.

Additionally

  • Possibility to lighten the pressure needed for the medication request

Operating principle of Med-O-Wheel Secure™

Medication doses used in drug therapy and/or mental health care can be loaded into the Med-O-Wheel when the administration of the medication must be regular and secure. The patient receives the medication only at a specific time of the day. Otherwise the device is locked shut and the medication is safe inside the unit. It is possible to set Med-O-Wheel to provide 1–4 dosage opportunities daily.

When the user presses the transparent part of the device cover, Med-O-Wheel moves the correct dose for release and then locks shut until the next specified dosage time.

References:

  • The product is in use at the Kuopio clinic of substance abuse psychiatry and in several other units in the field.