Smartphone apps to help patients take their meds
Several smartphone apps are available to help patients take their medications as prescribed. Here's a sampling of several free apps, noting some of their special features:
MedCoach • Includes feature to connect to your pharmacy to order refills.
RxmindMe • From Walgreens. Offers the ability to easily export prescription information.
Pill Monitor • Enables you email a log of prescriptions taken.
Care4Today • From a unit of Johnson & Johnson. It includes options to monitor the medication use of loved ones and to donate to a charity each day you take all medicine on time.
Med Helper • Enables you to export results to doctors, nurses and caregivers.
Pill Reminder • From the Drugs.com website. Enables users to set up accounts for multiple family members.
Medisafe • Supports Spanish, French, German, Russian and Danish languages, as well as English.
The Associated Press