Many patients can find it difficult to keep track of their medications, especially if they are on more than one medication with multiple doses. As a parent, carer or family member of someone who takes several medications, it can also be stressful not knowing if they have taken their medication at the correct time and in the correct dose.
There is now a useful, easy-to-use app on the Apple and Android market called MediSafe that is free to download to mobile and tablet devices. The MediSafe app may offer the perfect solution to monitor medication compliance in those patients who struggle to remember to take their medication on a regular basis.
· Visual and easy to handle.
· Virtual pillbox displays medications for morning, afternoon, evening and night.
· Timely reminder sent, even if your device is asleep.
· Choose your reminder sound to make MediSafe a comfortable addition to your day.
· High end graphics look great on HD displays.
· See a list of what medications are due on a daily basis and check them as you go.
· Prescription refill reminds you when you need to request more medication.
· Lists ’as required’ medication
· Choose from tablets, inhalers, insulin pens, injections, drops, creams and more.
MediSafe is simple to use – when it’s time to take a medication, the app reminds the patient via an alarm with information on what medication needs taking, the dosage, and other relevant instructions. A med-friend (family member or carer) can also be added so that in the event of a missed dose they are sent a reminder.
One advantage of the virtual pillbox is that medications can be assigned a shape and colour that corresponds to that of the manufacturer’s medication. This is useful in reminding patients which medication is due in terms of what the tablet looks like. In addition there is also the added option of being able to keep a track of doctors’ appointments and the patient is notified of appointments in advance.
How to get the app: Search for MediSafe on the ITunes or Play store and download the app to your device for free.