User friendliness is a big plus. Medisafe helped me stay on top of my medications at different times in different days. Also help me keep track of BP, weight, and other things that were needed.
Randomly missing reminders 3/5
By In my free time!
I’ve used this app for a few years now without issues, but lately it’s randomly missing my reminders, like this morning’s 8:00 AM reminder which is prompting my review. Must be a recent update because I haven’t changed anything in a long time. Same times, meds, dosages. When I look in the app, the scheduled meds are there and waiting to be confirmed that they’ve been taken. Please look into this.
Love this application! Have suggestion! 5/5
This app keeps me sane, both literally and figuratively. The fact that I can remember to take all of my medications AND let my spouse remind me of I miss them is invaluable.
Is there any way you could plug this app into Siri Shortcuts? I dream of being able to tell Siri “I took my pill” or ask “when is my next pill” and have it actually trigger a response provided by the app!
Skips days, doesn’t remind you randomly 1/5
Great idea for an app, terrible execution. It skips days, if you take a med too late, it’ll skip the next day, overall not impressed. Will find a better app.
Love this App 4/5
This is a great app for people on the go. It reminds me every time and sends other reminders if you don’t respond. Great job!!
Always improving an already excellent app 5/5
I won’t bother listing all the ways that this is an excellent app. It’s free, so use it and find out for yourself. It is very good for tracking your medicines and I highly recommend it for those with time-sensitive meds.
Especially with habit-forming meds, tracking is of upmost importance. NEVER take your meds based on how you feel! That is how you end up taking too much, getting hooked, running out too soon, overdosing, etc. Apps like these should be required by doctors that prescribe “dangerous” meds. Maybe if more patients tracked there would be more compliance and the gov’t could stop making life increasingly difficult for legitimate patients!!
Ooooooh, the specter of opioids is coming to murder all your loved ones!! Uh, no. Take your meds properly and behave yourself and you’ll have no problems. Self-discipline starts with self-knowledge, for which this app category excels. I know that of which I speak.
I have suggestions, however. First, allow users to add an letter, symbol, or abbreviation to each pill icon. Alternatively, allow the pill box (AKA: Home, the daily list of scheduled meds) to list the names of the meds instead.
For users of multiple medicines, it is difficult with the limited icon options (and the similarities between the appearance of so many medicines) to identify which pill is which in the schedule. I frequently have to touch each med to open it, just to determine what I’m looking at.
Second, allow some sort of highlight for certain meds. I’m thinking red for narcotics, blue for life-saving, yellow for newish meds, etc. Too many colors would clutter things, but allowing users the option to, say, change the text color of certain meds would be helpful.
For example, when I take an “as needed” medication I have to search through all my other schedules meds to see when I last took it. If I could highlight very important meds with colors or symbols it would simplify this task.
Along with more text in the med schedule to enable easier med ID, highlights would make it a breeze to see when I took a pain pill that looks so much like 4 other pills I may have to take.
Thank you for your work. Please continue to maintain this highly stable, very useful app!
Love this app 5/5
By Pink o
I would recommend this app for anyone taking a lot of medication
Great app 5/5
Love using the app but it has its shortfalls. Up until I got my new phone the app worked fine. Now I am having problems scrolling on the app. I also take my meds at different times on my days off but I have no way to do that with this app. Other than that , it is a great app.
Does not alert 1/5
There are no notification settings that actually ensure you take the medication. It’s no different than setting a reminder or calendar appointment. It should keep alerting you until you click “take” but there’s no feature for that
Would give 5 stars but 4/5
I take a lot of meds and sometimes I forget. I love the alerting if I forget and my wife love the medfriend option that alerts her if I do forget. My issues are:
1) sending a report. I put in an email address and it never changes the send button( it stays ghosted).
2) I love that you can match up the shape and color of your meds. However there is no option for meds(capsules) that are white on both sides with a stripe or double stripe in the center.
3) As needed medication don’t show up in your schedule. It would be helpful if it did so you could note if it was taken or not needed. That would really help my V.A. Doctors know my needs and weather or not to adjust them.
Better once you check out all the features 5/5
I had trouble with setting up “as needed”, but did figure it out. They offer features I don’t even know I need, till I do. Then they are already available, so I don’t have to ask them to add the features.
And it works on either my current phone, or my old one which I kept for apps not available on the new.
For my bipolar medication 5/5
Thank you. I started taking lithium a few days ago, on top of other medications, and I needed an automated solution. You are making my life safer.
By i believe this is a Joke
A very good app specially for Senior Citizens
Best medicine app 5/5
By Mrs. Reed82
This is the best medicine app I’ve found. It takes the guesswork out of having to take my meds.
Great app, miss the weekly email stats 4/5
I really like this app. I have used others in the past, but love all the info this gives me like, interactions, what the pills should look like, and report card. My watch is synced up to get the reminders and that is of great help. I like the persistence of the reminders, it tells me up to three times to take my scheduled meds. I was receiving weekly emails that would give me my percentage of taking my meds, but that has curiously stopped. Those were great incentives, I liked trying to beat the last week’s score. That is the only reason I didn’t give this app 5 stars.
Used MediSafe for 7 years, switched with the update 5/5
I loved this app until the recent update, but now they show this creepy reminder to take your meds that says “your family is counting on you” and I couldn’t figure out how to turn it off. So I switched to using my pharmacy’s app for reminders.
Just annoying that you have so much updates lately!
By Olivia M Cano
This is by far the best medication reminder app but I'm having problems with connecting a friend and notifications. I only set to remind a friend of missed doses for two medications but it reminds them of any med regardless of what I choose in the settings. Also it tells them I forgot a dose when I didn't and I took it within reasonable time from the reminder (non more than 10 min later).
Forget me not 5/5
Great app to track medications which includes reminders.
I just noticed that my evening meds are always scheduled for the next day, not the day I should be taking them. This has been going on ever since I started the program, evidently, because I scroll back and every day shows three time periods for that day but the evening time is for the following day. How can I change this?
Needs a bar code scanner 4/5
I’ve had the app for about a week and really like it. I didn’t give it 5 stars because I think it could use a bar code scanner to add OTC medications like Sudafed, Tums, etc.
By pugnacious pepper
Good app 5/5
Awesome app, but... 4/5
Sometime, and I’m unsure as to why, the reminder doesn’t go off on my phone or watch. That’s concerning to me because I need to take my pills at the same time every day no matter what. Any idea why that would be happening?
Awesome tool! 5/5
This application has helped me tremendously. It’s been so important to me and has given my family piece of mind. Highly recommended.
Top ! 5/5
Tres satisfaite de cette application!
J’etais complètement perturbée et je narrivais plus à gerer mes médicaments qui se faisaient important! Ça m’a beaucoup aidé a m’organiser et surtout ne rien oublier.
Le système de rappel est super!
Très facile à utiliser
Moi j’ai adoré et ça ma beaucoup aidé
Looks nice on the phone but NOTHING on my Apple Watch!
The alarm goes off on time but only shows a “notification” on the phone screen, no alarm, no vibration, nothing!! So basically I can look at my phone and see that I missed my meds an hour ago.
No alarm, alert, or any interface on my Apple Watch! Considering I downloaded this from the Watch App and it claims it is a watch app, I would expect it to actually have a watch app!!
Very Good 4/5
By Dr DSS
It hasn't failed me yet. I wish there was either a better color selection or option to photograph the pill to get the color and size right.
Support is excellent. Fortunately only had to use it once.
Great App! 5/5
Great App that keeps all my info in one spot and helps keep me on track!
It doesn’t even remind me it’s useless
Extraordinarily Product 5/5
By Niraj KV
Extraordinarily Product. All the features exist in the application. Great help
The most important app on my phone 5/5
As much as I would love Pinterest I would have to say this is the most important app on my phone. I take some medication weekly, some bi-weekly, and some daily at different times. This is a MUST for ensuring accurate adherence. I also learned about side effects I was experiencing and how long they would last. I track the side effects in the diary, which is handy. The appointment tracker and reminders are also a great extra. This is truly a one stop for all my health care record keeping.
Great App. Wish the sound was different 4/5
This app works great. I love the reminder feature as i have terrible trouble remembering to take my meds. The only thing is i wish you could change the reminder sound. I’ve woken up more than once I'm the morning thinking there was a rattle snake in my ned room.
Still waiting for the right way to deal with drops 4/5
I sent a suggestion a long time ago regarding the fact that drops have an expiration based on the beginning of use. Therefore, it is the number of days (4 weeks, 30 days, etc.) which determine when I need to get the new bottle, not number of drops I took. Not to difficult to implement...
Not a good reminder 1/5
More times than not, this app does not remind me to take my pills on time.
I recently developed a seizure disorder and need to take pills every 12 hours. Very important. When I don’t, it increases my chances of having another seizure.
I’m finding it more simple to just use the alarm on my phone.
Pretty good until last update 4/5
UPDATE 2: just got an update last night, all is well with the world now! It was down about a week for me. Which is hard when you use it to track medicine.
UPDATE: frozen since last update. App locks when launching. Usually stays on blue screen but sometimes gets to next screen then freezes. Medication is not something to mess with.
I have had to vary my dosage and quantity on several medications over the past year. I would love it if the historical data xls export included those two things so I could analyze the changes. I can see when and if I took them, but not how much I took each time.
When I tried to recreate this picture for Drs, I had to scroll through each day and select each pill. Then I transferred it to a paper calendar.
I have been using the app for over a year and really like it. It covers most of what I needed it to and is pretty flexible. I really like the drug interactions ... it has caught several over the counter drug problems missed by doctors and pharmacies.
Not great on reminders 2/5
This app was disappointing. It reminds me to take my medication like 50% of the time, which defeats the purpose of the app. It’s easy to use, which is nice, but it not reminding me to take my medication is what’s making me delete the app.
Essential For a Foggy Mind 5/5
I use Medisafe multiple times a day for myself, wife, cats and dogs meds. My meds alone can be confusing, but having to also remember specific times and amounts for the animals too? Now it's no longer a chore. Everyone, including me, gets their meds on time.
I like the reporting function to make certain everyone stays at 100% -quick and easy.
Twice, I emailed the Medisafe team and they were great about responding and if there's a problem, they want to know.
Thank you for staying on top of bugs and working on new features-it's awesome and keeps getting better.
Super helpful and educational!! 5/5
I just started using this app and it makes it super easy and helpful to keep track of your medications. I like how you record when you take the medication, and that it reminds you to take it at the time you set it to. I also like how it shows additional information about your medication, such as side effects and interactions with other medications.
Only one device 3/5
I use iPad and iPhone and I like apps that update across platforms. This app does not
Haven’t forgotten meds once 5/5
I was terrible at remembering my meds but have not forgotten once since I got this app. Love!
I’m bipolar, and I support this app.
Great app 5/5
The older I get, the more I forget things.
This app is great at reminding me to take my meds...🤗
App not working with new update 1/5
I updated on 8/24 and now can’t get the app to work. It freezes, mostly on the startup screen. Sometimes I can get to the meets info but it always ends up freezing. Please fix!!
Practically Perfect 4/5
By O Daniel Knight
For regular daily meds this is a perfect app. But I run into problems with two non-prescription pills.
I take Sudafed as needed for allergies. It would be nice to have it show up as optional each day and if I take one, ask me in X hours of I should take another. Otherwise my allergies can really make me sleepy because I don't think of taking the next Sudafed until the first one wears off.
The second is taking L-Lypine to prevent cold sores. One pill 2-3 times a year does the job, but the longest option between taking pills is 29 days. Maybe add 1-12 months as an option.
I recommend Medisafe to all my friends and use it daily. Keep up the great work!
Problems with snoozing 2/5
When I choose to snooze notifications after the scheduled time, it does it for 120 minutes automatically. Old versions didn’t do this. Also, many times when I snooze or delay my time for notifications, it alerts my medifriends prematurely without warning, usually before the end of the snoozed time.
Good app 5/5
Does what I need. Very simple compared to others I have tried.
One thing I learned (which is ok), is that, if I miss a dose, there is a 20-30 delay before my Med friend will get notified that I had not yet updated Medisafe to indicate having taken the dose.
I have not yet tested the notification process in the event that I selected to "snooze" (delay) the dose for a while.
By Zoo Whisperer
MediSafe has been fabulous until today, when the latest update caused the app to freeze. Neither the app nor my medication administration history is accessible at present, and if I delete and reload the app, I will lose years of data. Please fix ASAP!
The app is still frozen and totally inaccessible, and I am now looking for better, more reliable options.
The app is still crashing and is effectively unusable. I have lost years of medication administration data, and have been lost without medication reminders and a way to document PRN medication use.
After a week of patiently waiting for a fix, it’s time to abandon MediSafe for Round. I am hoping that Round will provide a more reliable interface and that its developers won’t bite off more than they can chew!
A reasonable solution 2/5
By not quite 100%
The main problem with this app is poor customer service. They have an obvious bug on the iPad version which they don’t seem able to fix and their communication is slow.
One issue I have when using is how to modify the dosage of a medication taken twice daily when only one of those frequencies changes. For now it will do until I research other possibilities.
Great app! 4/5
By Zoe Rayne
I’ve been using Medisafe for a few years now, and it keeps getting better. My only complaint is that there’s no way to tell when you originally entered a medication into the app, so I can’t easily answer non-primary-care docs when they ask how long I’ve been on a particular medication.