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(Disclosure: I was compensated for my review of this app. All thoughts and opinions are my own)
Being a mom and of course a daughter, I have long been a caregiver in some capacity. My own health has had its ups and downs, and when dealing with multiple health issues at once, on top of the responsibilities of being a mom, it is a no-brainer to understand how easy it could be to mix medications that could cause a potentially lethal reaction. Even something as simple as taking a cold medication mixed with a pain medication like Tylenol could cause a bad reaction.
Adverse drug interactions are the 4th leading cause of death in America. That is really scary if you stop and think about it. You have these medications that are prescribed, you know you are supposed to take them, but then you get prescribed something else. Is it okay to take them together? What kind of reactions might occur? It is always good to have a list of your medications when you wind up at a doctor’s appointment or have to call an ambulance for yourself or a family member. There is nothing worse than having to scramble at the last minute to figure these things out.
If you have read even one of my stories, you will see that educating my readers, no matter what the topic, is something especially important to me. There are a lot of scary statistics floating around the internet. And the more we go digital, the more access we have to those facts. And if you have ever googled a single symptom, you know exactly what I am talking about. You do a Google search for fever, nausea, and vomiting, only to see that you have 3 out of the 5 symptoms of some deadly virus and you have 3 days to live. Misinformation is a scary thing. Especially when it comes down to your health and the health of your family.
With technology right at our fingertips, it isn’t surprising to see a great app like MyRxProfile emerge. MyRxProfile was created by a pharmacist to help people understand the medication they take and avoid serious interactions. Quickly scan over the counter and prescription medication to check for interactions anytime. MyRxProfile keeps you informed and safe by analyzing ALL your medications.
Everyone is different, and the MyRxProfile app adjusts for exactly that. Maybe you take a regular OTC medication, one child is taking an OTC medication with prescriptions, and your other child is taking several prescriptions as well. The MyRxProfile app lets you create multiple profiles, one for each family member, and then you add prescription and over the counter medications so that they are saved in your profile. Then, when it is time to take cold medicine, or medicine to reduce fever, you know without a doubt if it is okay to take with the regular prescriptions and OTC medications.
If you or a family member have regular appointments with different physicians, it can be difficult to keep up with who prescribed what medication for what. If your medical records do not transfer from one to the other, it can be complicated to keep up with. MyRxProfile is always with you because it is on your phone, so you have knowledge at your fingertips to share with each physician you are seeing. And to make things even more simple, you can email your medications to your doctor from the app.
So, if you aren’t already sold on this app – because let’s face it, it could save your life® – then you really should just download it and give it a try for yourself! The app is available FREE for both iPhones and Androids. Download it today and save yourself a little bit of worry tomorrow.