Ap Review: Medisafe

I shared before a product designed to let you know whether you’ve taken your medication today or not. Timer Cap is fantastic, but what if your issue is that you forget to even check whether you’ve taken your meds today or not?

Enter the free ap, Medisafe!

Welcome to Medisafe

The ap lets you input all your medications and when you are supposed to take them. You can even tell it how many pills you have remaining, and it will remind you to call in the prescription.

Welcome aboard! You’ve completed your Medisafe profile. Now, lets’ add your medication to create your very first reminder.

While set up can be a little time-consuming if you have a lot of medications to enter, once you have things entered, it is very smooth and user-friendly. It even includes an image with the medication name of what the pill looks like, with different options because manufacturers sometimes make the same meds look different. I think it is such a nice touch to include the visual piece with the reminder.

What would you like to add? Options

There is an option to track “measurements,” which is things like your weight. I know this can be triggering for people with a history of eating disorders, but I also know that some medications can affect weight, so it might be recommended for someone to keep track. My experience with the ap seems to be that you can choose not to use this setting, though I could not make it disappear as an option.

There is also a “diary entry” option that can help you track side effects or improvements you have noticed on the medication. I feel like this is especially helpful for things like antidepressants, which can take a few weeks to show improvement.

Overall, Medisafe seems like a great way to remember to take your meds, fill your prescription, and keep track of your symptoms. It’s like having someone who pokes you and says, “Hey, time for your pills,” but way less annoying.

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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