Think. Did you take your medications today?
You’ve probably heard the statistics: 50% of patients don’t take their medications as prescribed. That might mean they take the med at the wrong time, forget proper technique for an injection, eat food before taking the med when they aren’t supposed to, or just forget to take it altogether!
Unfortunately, medications can’t work if they’re not taken.
Taking medications incorrectly can be dangerous, and for 700,000 people this mistake results in a trip to the hospital and thousands more dollars spent. Folks over the age of 65 are often taking upwards of 14 meds a year which can be very difficult to manage alone.
What can you do to make sure you’re staying on track? Here are a few quick tips:
- Set up reminders for all your medications, including meds you take as needed and directions for taking the meds
- Connect with your friends and loved ones! Those we love help keep us honest. If they know we’ve missed a dose, they can help get you back on track. Talking about your health with
- Ask questions! Your doctor and care team are there to help you through this journey, but it helps to be your own best advocate. Let them know if you’re having trouble taking certain medications so they can figure out a more fitting option!
If you’re struggling to keep track of your medications, or have a loved one with a new prescription, try Medisafe and join the other 4M Medisafers who are setting themselves up for success.
MEDISAFE APP FEATURES
Medisafe’s familiar pillbox design makes it easy to start right away. With four quadrants, it’s easy to keep track during the day and know which pills you’ve already taken.
No matter what phone you use, Medisafe is your digital reminder companion – we’ll never let you forget your next does.
Forgot to take your meds? Add a Medfriend who will be alerted in case you do slip and they too can help keep you on track.
Medisafe gets you started by educating you about your meds and condition, then keeps you going with motivational progress reports, helpful daily tips, and discount prescription offers tailored to you.