Keep Better Track of Your Medications with Medisafe App

by Robyn Wright on September 15, 2015

in Health,Tech

I received compensation for my work on this campaign. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

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Taking medication on the proper schedule is crucial so it works for us. The older I get, the more forgetful I get about things like this. Medisafe is the leading app to help us remember our medications. This works for your prescriptions you take regularly, vitamins and supplements, and it is perfect when you have medication you only take for a short time.

Robyn after one of her recent oral surgeries

With all the work on my teeth lately and the oral surgery I have been on pain medications several times. I have a love hate relationship with it – I love that it helps ease the pain, but it has side effects, like giving me a foggy brain which makes me forgetful of when I took the last dose. Medisafe helped me keep track of those doses and when I wasn’t sure I could go and check to see if it was time for another pain pill. Overdoses of both prescription and over-the-counter meds are far too common and can be very serious – Hubby even overdosed on eye drops accidentally! This is also a great app to share with family members who like smartphone apps that have a lot of meds, help keep them safe too.

Pain medications can make you forgetful of when you took the last dose. Medisafe helps safeguard me from an overdose.

Benefits of Medisafe App

  • Pill reminder
  • Track history of medication
  • Have complete list of medications and doses in one place
  • Easy to share information with your doctors
  • Keep track of yourself and other family members
  • Refill reminders
  • Track medical appointments
  • Track health measurements like blood pressure, glucose, and others
  • Helps you not overdose on medications accidentally
  • Visual of what each medication looks like
  • Free app for Android and iOS devices

medisafe home screenshot     medisafe reminder screenshot
medisafe measurments screenshot     medisafe report screenshot
I’ve actually been using the Medisafe App myself since February of 2014. Two brothers created Medisafe after their own father took an extra dose of insulin. Read more about the story behind Medisafe on their site. You can also read about a David Julian, a Medisafe user, and his story from the LA Times and another Medisafe user, Grace Hayes, on the Medisafe blog.

Would you find Medisafe a helpful app for yourself or a loved one? What features are your favorite?

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I received compensation for my work on this campaign. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

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{ 19 comments }

1 paulaschuck September 15, 2015 at 4:47 pm

That would be a very useful app for my family. Everyone takes some sort of medication and I swear it’s hard to remember sometimes.

2 Robyn Wright September 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Yes, it gets really hard to remember all of them. Hope you will give the app a try.

3 shellypeterson September 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm

This sounds like a really helpful app! I can be very forgetful these days. My friend has 5 family members who take meds daily, this would be good for her to use.

4 Robyn Wright September 16, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Make sure you share with your friend then too @shellypeterson:disqus. Sharing is caring :-)

5 tannawings September 16, 2015 at 1:47 am

I dont use a smartphone butt yes I coud see this as super helpful for thse who either takee a lot of pills themselves or has a loved one that does.

6 Robyn Wright September 16, 2015 at 12:33 pm

You could use reminders on your basic phone as well – not quite the same – but possible at least using the calendar feature that most basic phones have.

7 Lisa Brown September 16, 2015 at 6:12 am

I like all the features, refill reminders wold be very useful for me.

8 Robyn Wright September 16, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Same here!

9 Robin September 16, 2015 at 6:55 am

Being able to get refill reminders and track upcoming appointments for the whole family would be helpful. My PCP has an online portal where all info is stored, but if this app could interact with that somehow it would make sharing information simple.

10 Robyn Wright September 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm

There is some integration possible with some online medical sources as well. Check out the Medisafe website and see if what your PCP has would work with it.

11 Elena September 20, 2015 at 10:20 am

I am going to download this application. Thanks for sharing!

12 Robyn Wright September 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm

You are very welcome!

13 Natalie September 20, 2015 at 12:12 pm

As my grandma gets more forgetful this would be a great app for her to help with meds

14 Robyn Wright September 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Yes – and if she gets to a point that she needs a caregiver it is great for them as well to track meds.

15 dpapsis2 September 23, 2015 at 9:40 am

I’m going to check this app out! Thanks for information. It may prove helpful. Definitely going to pass it on to family members too!

16 Robyn Wright September 23, 2015 at 10:12 am

Awesome!

17 Susan Smith September 24, 2015 at 9:36 pm

My husband could use this as he is always forgetting to take his medicine. My favorite feature is the pill reminder.
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18 Natalie October 14, 2015 at 6:49 am

This would be such a useful app for seniors, but the problem is that many seniors are not tech savvy and do not have smart phones nor know how to use apps.

19 Tiffany C October 31, 2015 at 10:07 pm

I like the pill reminder and the refill reminder, I bet I’d stay on top of medications with this app! Thanks for telling me about it! :)

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