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by Joshua J. Neumiller, PharmD, CDE, CGP, FASCP

The following Web sites and businesses offer information, products, and services that may help you manage your medicines.

Medication lists and calendars
www.ahrq.gov/qual/pillcard/pillcard.htm
This site, offered by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, helps users create an easy-to-use “pill card” to keep track of their medicines.

www.mypillbox.org
This site lets users create medication schedules that include pictures of medicines.

www.wapatientsafety.org/mymedicinelist/index.html
Sponsored by the Washington Patient Safety Coalition, this site has information and resources for developing medication lists in a variety of formats.

Alarms, pillboxes, and other devices
E-PILL MEDICATION REMINDERS
www.epill.com
(800) 549-0095
This company sells a variety of alarm devices and automatic pill dispensers.

THE INSULIN CASE SHOP
www.insulincase.com
(877) 829-8024
This company sells a variety of carrying cases for diabetes supplies, numerous styles of pillboxes, and a selection of products to help with insulin injections for those who have impaired vision or other difficulties.

Services for medication management
APREXIS HEALTH SOLUTIONS, INC.
www.aprexis.com
(888) 858-1975
For a fee, this site’s customizable medication management service provides daily reminders to take medicines as well as refill reminders and information about medicines and possible drug interactions.

General drug information
iGUARD
www.iguard.org
This site has general information on medicines as well as information on drug interactions and side effects. You can sign up to receive safety notices by e-mail.

AARP
http://healthtools.aarp.org/drug-directory
The AARP Web site offers general information on drugs, a drug interaction checker, a drug comparison tool, and a pill identifier tool.

RXLIST
www.rxlist.com/pill-identification-tool/article.htm
This online pill identification tool helps identify medicines based on shape, color, and imprint. The Web site also has general drug and health information.

 

 

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