An app aimed at anyone wanting to keep track of their medicines, including when to take them.
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What does the app do?
This app helps you keep track of your medicines. It allows you to create a medication list and set reminders or prompts to remind you when to take a particular medicine. The app also allows you to record medical tests, measurements and results, add medical appointments to a dairy, and record how you are feeling.
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|✔ Can select appearance of medicine – the app has provision to record the shape and colour of medication
✔ Allows user to keep count of medicines left and prescription number
✔ Easy to use
✔ Can share reports with others
✔ Can keep track of appointments
✔ Can include measurements such as blood pressure, blood test results, pain scores, mood, weight and temperature or general notes
|✘ The medication list is based on medications available in the US – some medication brands may not be relevant in New Zealand|
- April 2020: Version: 8.76.09159, Apple
- September 2016: Version: 7.00.02219, Android
The following references relate to articles about apps for medication adherence.
- Haase J, Farris KB, Dorsch MP. Mobile applications to improve medication adherence. Telemed J E Health. 2016 Jun 1.
- Nguyen E, Bugno L, Kandah C, et al. Is there a good app for that? Evaluating m-health apps for strategies that promote pediatric medication adherence. Telemed J E Health. 2016 Apr 12.
- Davies MJ, Kotadia A, Mughal H, et al. The attitudes of pharmacists, students and the general public on mHealth applications for medication adherence. Pharm Pract (Granada). 2015 Oct-Dec;13(4):644.
- Becker S, Brandl C, Meister S, et al. Demographic and health related data of users of a mobile application to support drug adherence is associated with usage duration and intensity. PLoS One. 2015 Jan 28;10(1).
- DiDonato KL, Liu Y, Lindsey CC, et al. Community pharmacy patient perceptions of a pharmacy-initiated mobile technology app to improve adherence. Int J Pharm Pract. 2015 Oct;23(5):309-19.
- Heldenbrand S, Martin BC, Gubbins PO, et al. Assessment of medication adherence app features, functionality, and health literacy level and the creation of a searchable Web-based adherence app resource for health care professionals and patients. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2016 May-Jun;56(3):293-302.
- Lindsey Dayer, Seth Heldenbrand, Paul Anderson, et al. Smartphone medication adherence apps: Potential benefits to patients and providers. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2013 Mar-Apr; 53(2): 172–181
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