Your iPhone can do way more for you and your health than just send reminders about when to take pills or get you to join health forums. It can track your medications, monitor your dosages, plus teach you a lot more about medicine and your health in general — thanks of course to the help of some free third-party apps.
Let’s take a look at some of the top iPhone apps for managing your medicine. They can act as a virtual pillbox, provide great insight into generic discounts and even knowledge on potentially harmful drug interactions. Your health and well-being are worth it.
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1. Blink Health
Blink is a fantastic alternative to paying for your medications through insurance. The app works at over 60,000 pharmacies across the United States and finds generic discounts on prescriptions. You pay for the medications in the app and then pay nothing at the pharmacy. Instead, you just present your Blink Voucher to waive a copay and get your prescriptions filled. You also get a digital Blink Pharmacy Card with necessary identification information on it that the pharmacist needs to process your prescriptions and refills.
The best way to use Blink is, if you have insurance, check the copays for your medications and compare them to the prices on Blink. If Blink’s drug prices are cheaper, go ahead and use the app rather than your insurance for purchasing your medicine.
Tip: Purchasing requires valid doctors’ prescriptions, so you can’t just buy any medication you want. The Blink Voucher must be in alignment with your doctor’s drug prescription, dosage and amount.
The Drugs.com app should be your one-stop shop for all things medication. If you create a free account, you can keep a drug list to manage and monitor your medications, look up side effects and identify specific pills and more. Two features worth highlighting are the interactions checker and the symptoms checker.
The interactions checker lets you pick two drugs and see how they might negatively interact with each other in your body. The symptom checker allows you to look up different symptoms you may be experiencing and find potential causes.
Despite the fact that the app is essentially just a portal to different aspects of the mobile website, Drugs.com is still useful to have on your iPhone.
Medisafe keeps a virtual pillbox for you on your iPhone. You can search through medications to add the exact one you’re prescribed in the proper dosage and how often per day or week you need to take it. Then you can get a visual of the pills necessary for morning, afternoon, evening and night, plus reminders to take them.
The app allows you to keep all your medicine in one place, plus add doctors, journals about your progress and more. You can log when you take your pills or miss them and track your habits through weekly reports too.
Overall, Medisafe acts as a tremendous personal guide for staying on top of your health that anyone with prescriptions ought to find immediately purposeful.