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It works, but...
on November 2, 2010
The pill dispenser works as advertised. However, the supplied templates account for 4 per day, 3 per day, and 1 per day dosages...there was no two per day dosage templates, so I had to jury-rig the back side of a template and write in a two per day schedule. Also, I programmed for two dosages per day by letting the last two clock alarm settings continue to be dashes, I suspect that if I do go to 3 or 4 doses a day and I want to return later to a two dose per day schedule, I will have to remove the batteries, and let the dispenser reset before having to completely re-program the dispenser...a real pain. Otherwise, perhaps I can set redundant alarm times to account for the less-than-four dosages per day schedule--but this is not mentioned in the instructions.
Lastly, the pill trays are sort of narrow, and thus tipping over the unit to dispense the pills (and also reset/silence the alarm) may not completely empty the tray. One has to stick one's finger into the tray and "scoop" out any pills that are sticking in the tray--this can be a slight problem if one has thick fingers. I use my pinky to scrape out the pills.