No joke—the MyRxProfile App may just be your new best friend! No one likes being sick. In the busy world that we live in today, we also do not have TIME to be sick! That is evident with all of the on-the-go apps and technology we use these days to make our lives just a little simpler. We even have apps for virtual doctor’s appointments now! So, why not an app for all of our prescription and over-the-counter medications? And while we should all be doing our part to eat healthy foods and keep an eye on the ingredients that are in our foods, that doesn’t mean that we will never be sick and in need of an appointment or a medication from time to time.
And if you are one of those always on the go people who need a quick appointment with a doctor over your phone app—how can you be sure that you are not putting yourself at risk? You can certainly make yourself educated and let your virtual physician know about any medications you are on, but the scary fact is adverse drug reactions (ADR) are the 4th leading cause of death in America. More people die from mixing the wrong medications than from pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents, and even death from car accidents.
I don’t mean to be crude or super scary, but it is the truth. People get sick or die because they mix the wrong combination of prescription drugs plus add over-the-counter remedies. But, as scary as it is, it isn’t all that difficult to make sure it doesn’t happen. Sure, you could go old-school and keep a list of your medications in your purse or wallet, but really, who has time for that, either?
We are a technology-driven world and if you are seeing your physician skype-like, then you are already one of those people who prefers tech over pen and paper. So, my tech-savvy friends, the MyRxProfile app is going to be your new go-to app when it comes to keeping you and your family safe from adverse drug reactions.
Why, you say? Well, let me tell you…
- You can create a profile for you and your family and email your doctor your medications directly from the MyRxProfile app.
- Instead of the time-consuming pen and paper, with the MyRxProfile app, you can scan your prescription and over the counter medications with a click of a button.
- Once you have scanned your medications, the app will alert you to any adverse drug reactions from your combined medications.
- There is a new feature that alerts you if you are combining “like” ingredients, such as acetaminophen. Side note – did you know that there are over 600 prescription medications that contain acetaminophen?
- The app is 100% FREE!
Whether you take a plethora of prescriptions, a couple of prescriptions, or just your average over-the-counter medications now and then (or a combination of all of these), it is so important to know what you can and cannot take at the same time. Especially if the person taking these medications is your children. Commonly used over the counter children’s cold and allergy medications can have an adverse drug reaction when taken with another commonly used medication.
It is unlikely that you have a pharmacist on speed dial – but props if you do—so having an app like MyRxProfile is an easy choice. It could save your life®!
The app is available FREE for both iPhones and Androids. Download it today and save yourself a little bit of worry tomorrow.