CareClinic is a pill tracker app that allows you to keep track of your medication regimen and set reminders for taking your pills. With CareClinic, you can manage your medications, schedule appointments with doctors, and get support from our team of pharmacists and nurses. Our app makes it easy to stay on top of your health and make sure you’re taking your medications as prescribed.
Table of Contents
- Why is medication adherence generally low?
- What is the most important factor in taking my medication?
- What kind of medications can be tracked?
- Types of Pill Reminders Alarms can I set?
- Can it tell me how long it’s been between my doses?
- What if I miss a dose?
- What are the benefits of tracking my medication regimen?
- Can it track birth control pills?
- Is there a built-in database of medications?
- Can I track my child’s medication regimen?
- Can I manage an elderly parent’s medication remotely?
- Can seniors use the app?
- How do I input all my medication into the App?
- Which conditions or symptoms does it work best for?
- What If I forget to take my pill?
- Why do I need to use a pill tracking app?
- What about vitamins and supplements? Can I track those as well?
- Does this pill management app sync or integrate with others?
- Can I use it as a printable medication log?
- Do I need an internet connection to use the app?
- Are there any medication reminder hacks I can use to improve my adherence?
- Can CareClinic fully replace my medication tracker log sheet?
- Will my information be private?
- Is this app free?
Why is medication adherence generally low?
Patients often forget to take their medication or do not take it as prescribed for a variety of reasons. According to the CDC, one-third of Americans do not take their medication as prescribed. This can be due to forgetting to take the medication, or simply because the patient does not have the medication with them when they need it. Other reasons for not taking medication as prescribed include the cost of the medication, side effects, or simply not understanding how to take the medication.
What is the most important factor in taking my medication?
The most important factor in taking your medication is understanding why you are taking it. According to a study by the University of Pittsburgh, patients who understand why they are taking their medication are more likely to take it as prescribed. This is because they have a clear goal in mind, and they know that taking their medication will help them achieve that goal. Other important factors in taking your medication as prescribed include having a support system in place, such as family or friends, and having a reminder system, such as an alarm on your phone.
What kind of medications can be tracked?
With the CareClinic pill tracker, you can track any kind of medication, from prescription drugs to over-the-counter (OTC) medications and supplements. Just enter the medication name and dosage, and our app will do the rest. You can even set reminders for taking your pills so you never miss a dose. You can track your prescription in any form: Pills, capsules, tablets, liquids, injections, creams, ointments, inhalers, patches and suppositories.
Types of Pill Reminders Alarms can I set?
– Time-based reminders (take at 9 AM every day)
– Frequency-based reminders (take every 6 hours)
– Event-based reminders (take before breakfast)
– Location-based reminders (take when you get home from work)
– Activity-based reminders (take when you brush your teeth)
CareClinic can handle timezone changes, so if you’re traveling, your reminders can be adjusted accordingly.
Can it tell me how long it’s been between my doses?
Yes, the pill tracker will keep track of how long it’s been since you took your last dose and remind you when it’s time for your next dose.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, our app will send you a reminder as soon as possible. You can also set up reminders for missed doses so you don’t forget to take them later. We’ll also keep track of how many doses you’ve missed so you can talk to your doctor about it.
What are the benefits of tracking my medication regimen?
There are many benefits to tracking your medication regimen with CareClinic. First and foremost, it can help you stay on top of your health and make sure you’re taking your medications as prescribed.
Additionally, our pill tracker can remind you when it’s time to refill your medications. And finally, CareClinic makes it easy to share your medication information with your doctor or pharmacist so they can better understand your health needs.
Can it track birth control pills?
Yes, birth control pill reminders can be tracked just like other pills. Birth control pills usually follow a 21-day or 28-day schedule, and our app can handle any type of pill schedule. Contraceptives of other kinds can also be tracked, such as the patch, ring, and shot.
A shot can be tracked by its name and dosage, and our app will do the rest. A ring generally needs to be changed every 4 weeks, and our app can remind you when it’s time for a new one. The patch usually needs to be changed every week, and our app will send you a reminder when it’s time to change it. Be sure to set a start and end date for reminders as well.
Is there a built-in database of medications?
Yes, the CareClinic pill tracker comes with a built-in database of medications. However, if you can’t find your medication in our database, you can always add it manually. Just enter the medication name and dosage, and our app will do the rest.
Can I track my child’s medication regimen?
Yes, you can use the CareClinic pill tracker to track your child’s medication regimen. Just create a care plan for your child in the app and enter their medications. You can even add yourself as a caregiver and monitor their regimen remotely if they have their own phone.
Can I manage an elderly parent’s medication remotely?
Yes, with the CareClinic pill tracker you can track and manage your elderly parent’s medication treatment remotely. Just create a care plan for them in the app and add their medications. You can even set up reminders for them so they don’t forget to take their pills. And if they have their own phone, you can monitor their regimen remotely if they add you as their caregiver.
Can seniors use the app?
Yes, seniors can use the CareClinic pill tracker to manage their medication regimen. Just create a care plan for them in the app and enter their medications.
How do I input all my medication into the App?
You can use our input via the camera feature which allows you to take a screenshot of your prescription or medication bottle for easy and quick entry. We also provide a confirmation on the amount and medication form to make it easier for you to track your pills. We also allow you to rapidly enter multiple medications in one go from the same screen.
Which conditions or symptoms does it work best for?
The CareClinic pill tracker is designed to work for any condition or symptom that requires medication. However, it works best for chronic conditions that require long-term medication, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. It can also be helpful for tracking medications for mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression.
What If I forget to take my pill?
If you forget to take your pill you can do a few different things, you can go in and manually create a check-in and record that you have taken it.
Secondly, you can mark the pill as taken later on from the notification or from the Today screen.
Lastly, you can enable persistent reminders so that even if you missed the first reminder notification you will keep getting nudged to take the medication until you mark it as taken. All reminder notifications can be snoozed.
Why do I need to use a pill tracking app?
Isn’t it as simple as setting a reminder in my Alarm Clock app? Alarm clock apps do not produce logs and charts to help you keep track of if you have taken your medication or not. This is especially true for ad-hoc or “PRN” medications.
Secondly, alarm apps can not handle tapering dose strengths that vary throughout the day. CareClinic’s dosing reminder system is flexible and can handle any type of pill schedule.
Another often overlooked feature is the privacy feature which allows you to receive a generic notification that reveals the name of the actual medication once tapped within the App. You can protect your privacy further by using the biometric password protection built right into CareClinic to view the name of your medication.
This along with our safety functionality which renders an icon of the pill you need to take helps lower medical errors especially if you are just starting a new treatment regimen. There are countless other benefits including using multiple trackers for managing symptoms, physical activity or nutrition and then exporting the information electronically or by printing it to share it with your doctor reducing medical errors and recall biases which all lead to better treatment and thus better outcomes.
What about vitamins and supplements? Can I track those as well?
Yes, you can track vitamins and supplements with the CareClinic pill tracker. Just add them to your medication list and set up any reminders if you want. You can also track how well they are working by monitoring your symptoms in the app. CareClinic works well to provide you with any ‘Effects’ that may occur in between various supplements or vitamins along with any interactions.
Interactions are also rendered between drugs and between drugs and supplements. Note: If you have any medical concerns about taking vitamins, drugs or supplements, please consult your doctor.
Does this pill management app sync or integrate with others?
The CareClinic pill tracker can sync with other health apps, such as Apple Health and Google Fit. This allows you to share information between apps and helps you get a more complete picture of your health. You can use all sorts of wearables devices such as the Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Garmin to track steps, heart rate, and other health metrics which can all get imported into CareClinic. For those with hypertension, you can import your blood pressure readings into CareClinic as well.
Can I use it as a printable medication log?
You can use the pill tracker to generate a printable medication log. This can be helpful if you need to share your medication information with your doctor or pharmacist.
Do I need an internet connection to use the app?
No, you don’t need an internet connection to use the app. However, you will need an internet connection to back up your data. Our medication planner with an alarm will work offline or online.
Are there any medication reminder hacks I can use to improve my adherence?
Yes, here are a few pill reminder hacks:
1. Set up multiple reminders for each medication. You can set up reminders in the app for when to take your medication, as well as set up additional reminders in your calendar or alarm app.
2. Add a caregiver so they can check in on your progress and nudge you if your adherence starts to fall.
3. Use the app’s symptom tracker to monitor how well your medication is working. This can help you stay motivated to take your medication as prescribed.
4. Keep your medication in a visible spot, such as on your nightstand or in your purse, so you are reminded to take it when you see it.
5. Set up a daily routine that includes taking your medication. For example, you could take your medication after brushing your teeth in the morning.
Can CareClinic fully replace my medication tracker log sheet?
Yes, the CareClinic pill tracker can replace your medication tracker log sheet. The app is more convenient and easier to use than a paper log, and it also offers additional features such as reminders, symptom tracking, and an interaction checker. It also works better than a physical pill box because it remembers which medication you need to take and you can see the name and icon of your medication in the app. It can also be scheduled for the specific time you need to take them.
Will my information be private?
Yes, all of your information is encrypted and stored securely on our servers and is only accessible by you. We will never share your information with anyone.
Is this app free?
Yes, the CareClinic pill tracker is a free app to try. You can download it from the App Store or Google Play. The CareClinic pill tracker is a free app that helps you manage your medication schedule. You can use it to set up reminders for when to take your medication, as well as track your adherence and symptoms.