A guide on how to employ a medication reminder app

March 01, 2023

The MedAdvisor community opens up about forgetting to take medicines...

Forgetful with your meds? It's common, especially when life gets hectic and when you’ve got a lot on your plate. 

Just to give you an idea of just how easily medication can be forgotten, around 50% of Australians do not take their medication as prescribed, with medication non-adherence estimated to cost the Australian healthcare system AU$660 million every year.

In fact, we recently asked our community to see how often they forgot their meds, and the majority occasionally do!

But the reality is that forgetting to take your meds every now and then can have a big impact on your health. With technology ever-improving, medication reminder apps are now here to change the game. Gone are the days of having to keep track of everything yourself; now you can have an app to remember for you!

How to utilise a medication reminder app?

Medication reminder apps help you remember when to take your medication. This is particularly helpful if you have multiple prescriptions to keep track of or if you’re particularly busy. But here's the thing – even if your symptoms aren't visible, staying on top of your medication is crucial for your health.

Medication reminder apps, like MedAdvisor’s very own, can be conveniently downloaded onto your smartphone or any of your devices. “This app is a must-have for those that take regular medication. The tap-to-order function is a godsend …” explains Ruth S, a MedAdvisor app user. 

You can download it right onto your phone or tablet and input all your med info. Then, boom! The app will send you handy reminders when it's time to take your meds so you never miss a dose again. It's like having a personal assistant specifically for your health!

How easy is it to adopt MedAdvisor’s medication reminder app into your routine?

Very! Setting up the MedAdvisor app is something you only need to do once, eliminating the daily worry of trying to remember to take your meds. Our software is very easy to use, as they hope to make your medication experience easier rather than adding to your stress. It’s particularly handy for helping elderly friends and family members to remind them to take their medication. On top of this, signing up shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

In MedAdvisor’s medication reminder app, you’ll find quick and clear prompts to get you started. 

Once you're all set up, the app will do the heavy lifting for you by sending in-app reminders, so you can take it easy and not worry about remembering to take your meds.

It’s estimated that the average smartphone user has around 60 - 90 apps installed on their phone. So don't worry, we get it – adding another app to your already seemingly cluttered phone can be, in itself, an overwhelming thought. But trust us, it's worth a shot.

These apps are designed to be hassle-free and user-friendly, and the benefits to your health are huge. Because, at the end of the day, timing is everything when it comes to medication.

How to set up MedAdvisor’s medication reminder app?

Step 1: Download the app from MedAdvisor’s website
Step 2: Pick a favorite pharmacy that’s convenient for you.
Step 3: Confirm your identity and upload your prescription.

Ta-da! You’re all set! Using a medication reminder app is as easy as that. 

Other ways to remember to take your medication

  1. Use a medication organiser: According to Health Direct, an estimated 9 million Australians take prescription medicine every day. Using a medication organiser can help you keep track of your meds and ensure you take them as prescribed. In fact, a study found that 85% of participants said that having a pill box helped them quickly know whether or not they had already had their meds for the day.

  2. Set reminders on your phone: Setting reminders on your phone can help you remember to take your meds and avoid any nasty negative effects of non-adherence. This is also backed up by numerous studies out there!

  3. Keep your medication in a visible location: Keeping your meds in a visible location, such as on your bedside table or kitchen counter, can serve as a visual cue to take your medication. One study found that one of the most effective strategies people use to remember their medication is relying on visual cues.

The best features of a MedAdvisor medication management app

There are a lot of great features of MedAdvisor’s medication management app. Not only does it send you handy reminders to take your meds, but you can also renew your prescriptions right from the app. You can then either pick them up at your local pharmacy or have them delivered straight to your door – whatever works best for you!

“This app has helped me to manage my medications,” raved Saskatoon James. “I was forever forgetting to take medicines and running out and getting stuck. This never happens any more. I’m very grateful. Thank you.”

Using a medication reminder app can help you feel more in control of your life. It takes away the mental load of constantly worrying about when to take your meds and frees up your brain space for more interesting things. Instead of feeling stressed and anxious, taking your medication becomes just another easy, worry-free part of your day.

Click here to download our award-winning medication reminder app on the market. 

And it's completely free to use!
Hear directly from a MedAdvisor user, Brooke who is a stroke survivor on why she uses MedAdvisor & how it has benefitted her immensely.


Try for yourself & download the app for free today!

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