This post is a sponsored app feature. All opinions expressed are my own.
There are a lot of scary statistics floating around the internet. And the more we go digital, the more access we have to those facts. It is good to be educated, don’t you think? Especially when it comes down to your health and the health of your family. We have made some astonishing leaps in the medical world in just the last decade alone – but one scary fact remains true – Over 1.5million people are hospitalized each year from adverse drug interactions.
An adverse drug reaction (ADR) is an injury caused by taking a medication combined with another medication that could have serious consequences. This may not be true for everyone, but I for one can say that there has been a time where I have been on a prescription, gone to the medicine cabinet and taken a couple of Tylenol, without even considering if it was okay to take with my prescription medication.
Having something as simple as a cold, the flu, or allergies could be deadly for us, or our children, if medications are combined. Robert Baker, a pharmacist in the New York/New Jersey area for over 25 years, realized the seriousness of adverse drug reactions and created the MyRxProfile app to provide information about the medicines people take so they can stay informed and safe, while on the go.
Everyone is different, and the MyRxProfile app adjusts for exactly that. Maybe you are on several prescriptions, your spouse is only on one, and your child is only taking over-the-counter medications. The MyRxProfile app lets you create multiple profiles, one for each family member, and then you scan prescription and over the counter medications so that they are saved in your profile.
If you or a family member have any number of serious medical issues, you probably also see several different physicians each who may be treating you with several different medications. If your medical records do not transfer from one to the other, it can be complicated to keep up with. On top of this, you may grab over-the-counter remedies because they don’t require a prescription. MyRxProfile is always with you because it is on your phone, so you have knowledge at your fingertips to share with each physician you are seeing. And to make things even more simple, you can email your medications to your doctor from the app.
So, if you aren’t already sold on this app – because let’s face it, it could save your life® – then let me give you an example. One that you have probably experienced and not even realized it.
You are taking Tylenol for aches and pains after a very long and hard day, then you wake up with a cold and grab yourself a shot of DayQuil to make it through the next day. When you head to bed the next night, you take your regular dose of Tylenol and a shot of NyQuil to help get you to sleep with that bothersome cold. What you likely do not realize is that both DayQuil and NyQuil have Tylenol in them. So you just doubled up unintentionally! Too much Tylenol for too long can result in liver failure – that is a scary thought, isn’t it? Unless you are a physician or a pharmacist, you’re not going to know about these risks.
This is where the MyRxProfile app can be your new best friend! You have already scanned in your regular medications, so now, you simply scan in the medicine that you have picked up for your nasty new cold, and voila! The MyRxProfile app has a new feature that alerts you if you are combining “like” ingredients, such as acetaminophen. Because most people are not aware that there are over 600 prescription medications that contain acetaminophen!
The app is available FREE for both iPhones and Androids. Download it today and save yourself a little bit of worry tomorrow.
Disclosure: I was compensated for featuring this app. All opinions expressed are my own.