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MedsLog helps you remember which medications to take, when to take them, and maintains a log of past consumptions.

Add items such as prescription drugs, eye-drops, creams, or ointments. Add what times of the day you should take the medications. During the course of a day, after consuming a medications or applying a cream or ointment, enter a new log. Each log can record statistics such as blood pressure, blood sugar, asthma peak flow and your general condition.

iCal integration to set up a MedsLog calendar complete with alarms. The calendar is then synced with the calendar on your iPhone or iPod.

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What's New

Version 1.5:
  • MedsLog is now free.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Lookin2it Member IconComment+66
Lookin2it
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The link to the dev site says the app is discontinued and is replaced by "MedCoach" from "GreatCall". The link leads to a page where one can purchase a jitterbug phone and then an app from the jitterbug app store called "Medication Reminder" for the mere sum of $10.00 per month. Under the what's new section above it should say discontinued.

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Version 1.5
Jeshyr Member IconComment+7
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I understand this program sets off an alarm when meds are due, but is there actually a way to indicate to the program whether the meds have been taken, and if they've been taken at a different time to what was planned?

I have to take meds between 4 and 10 times a day, depending on my exact med combination at the time, and despite the best intentions they sometimes get messed up. I'd love to be able to tell the program that my 2pm med was taken at 3pm, for example.

Also, if multiple drugs are due at the same time will the program use a single alarm or multiple alarms for this? The demo only allows one medication to be input so I can't tell.

Also, I can't see there's any way to logs meds which are taken PRN (as needed). Is this a planned addition?

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Version 1.1
JimW Member IconComment+455
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Interesting concept but what is the realistic likelihood of a person religiously logging into a computer or mobile devices and recording every dose of medicine they ever take and for how long? I know I won't. Perhaps this concept could create a demand for a new product. How about a pill bottle or dispenser that sends an update via local wireless (Bluetooth for example) to your electronic device, every time you remove a pill from it including the kind of pill? Kind could be based on where in the container, shape, weight, etc. Perhaps pills could be bar coded or edible rfid chips could be attached.

Then again a watch or an alarm in it just serves fine as a reminder, in case I am forgetful and one of the those weekly pill boxes with daily compartments serves to insure I take all my current day's medication. Sometimes simpler is better.

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Version 1.0
JimW
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While I agree with you they might try at first, what I have observed about human nature leads me to believe that the majority will not follow through for any length of time, especially when large numbers of meds are involved. If only a few meds are involved what's the point as the mind is normally the best computer on earth. This is another instance where I defer to Occams Razor. A pill box and watch or small timer is inexpensive, uncomplicated, reliable and requires little setup or interaction with the user. Not to put your effect down but it just seems like overkill to me. Perhaps the effort you have put in to this could be redirected into something else that might prove to be more practical or useful, such as recording an exercise regimen.

JimW
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Assuming that Pillbox is a software program, you probably are correct. However when I was referring to a pill box, I meant the old fashioned kind - the physical pillbox that has a compartment for each day of the week, with a flip top to hold the pills that you actually put in it.

Any pill tracking software that is presently available requires some sort of computer (yes the IPhone is a computer) and as such requires a religious discipline of entering each pill event into the system when it occurs. Otherwise it is useless. My experience along with independent research has demonstrated to me that very few individuals have this kind of discipline. In fact most studies show that a significant sector of the population has problems with just taking pills on a regular basis, much less spending the time and effort to record the event. The only setting I can imagine where such a product might be useful is a hospital, nursing home or athlete conditioning center where an independent person needs to record and monitor medication.

So while your program might be great in theory, its practicality for an individual unfortunately escapes me.

Jeshyr
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I agree that most people wouldn't want or need a program like this to track meds, but there are still hundreds of thousands (millions?) of us who take more than four sets of meds each day and find keeping track of it all more than a little bit daunting! Especially if you have other symptoms such as a little memory loss which makes it a challenge to remember which meds have been taken.

I need to take 10 different prescribed meds a day just to survive, more when I have an infection or some other acute problem. These 10 drugs need to be taken, variously, between 1 and 4 times per day. Some before food, some with food, some after food, some x hours away from food, some x hours away from certain other meds, some at bedtime. I track them with a spreadsheet at the moment, and alarms added to iCal by hand - I think this program will be a great improvement on that if it can deal with the issues I raised in my other comment.

So yes, there's a market. The size of it I can't comment on but there's definitely a need. :)

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Downloads 1,832
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Date 09 Mar 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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