Medication Reminders

Medication Reminders

1 out of every 5 adults forgets to take their medication as prescribed. With NowPatient’s medication reminder service, you will be notified when to take your medication.  If you miss a dose, we can enable notifications to alert a family member or loved one.

How it works

Step 1

Go to the tools page. Select Medication Reminders. You can select the star icon on the tool and this will create a shortcut on your dashboard for ease of future use

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Step 2

Using the action button select ‘Add Reminder’

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Step 3

Now lookup your medication using the search box. Alternatively, if you are looking to set up a reminder for a non-prescription item, free type this into the ‘Add freeform item’ box

A smartphone displaying an app interface for searching medication or adding freeform items, with a "Save & continue" button at the bottom.
Step 4

If you are adding a reminder for a prescription medication, you will be asked if it is a long term use medication or a short term use acute medication. If it is a short-term acute medication, you will be prompted to enter the start date and end date of treatment

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Step 5

You will now need to add your daily dose schedule. Each dose event should include the time and number of doses required at that time

A smartphone screen shows a medication management app interface, with fields to input dose time, dose quantity, and an option to select an emergency contact, and a 'Save' button at the bottom.
Step 6

After you have finalized your dose schedule, you will be able to select or add an emergency contact that you would like to have receive an alert, if you have missed your dose

Smartphone screen displaying a medical app with an open form to add an emergency contact. The form includes fields for name and phone, along with a green button labeled "Save emergency contact." The app also offers medication reminders, ensuring comprehensive health management.
Step 7

Once you have finished setting up the reminder, select the ‘Save’ button. Your medication reminder is now active

A smartphone screen displays a medication management app. It shows details for "Acarbose 100mg tablets," including dose time, dose quantity, and options to add an additional dose and an emergency contact.
Step 8

Your medication reminder is now active. You will now start receiving push notifications

A smartphone screen displays a medication reminder app with details for Acarbose 100mg tablets, including two reminder times for doses at 09:09 PM. Options to edit or delete the reminders are shown.
Step 9

When you receive a reminder on your device, select ‘Dose Taken’ or ‘Dose Not Taken’ option

A smartphone screen displaying a medication reminder from the NowPatient app for Naproxen Tabs 250mg. Options shown are "Dose Taken" and "Dose Not Taken.
Step 10

It doesn’t end there. We surface your medication adherence data into actionable insights. You will see your ‘Medication Adherence Score’ on your account dashboard. It is scored between 0 and 100, with 100 being highly adherent and 0 being poorly adherent

A smartphone screen displays a medication adherence score for Paracetamol 50mg, showing a score of 59 and a line graph below.
Step 11

Share your score with your doctor. This can help your doctor decide which medication dosage form is best suited to you. For example, if you have a very low score, the doctor might decide to prescribe you a once-daily formulation rather than a formulation that requires multiple daily doses

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