Medisafe Meds and Pill Reminder

An app aimed at anyone wanting to keep track of their medicines, including when to take them.
Medisafe Meds & Pill Reminder By Medisafe
  • Medicine list with shape and colour identification feature
  • Medicine tracking history
  • Medicine reminders and alerts
  • Repeat or refill reminder
  • Notifications can be shared with other people
  • Reports can be generated for sharing
  • Can include measurements such as blood pressure, blood test results, pain scores, mood, weight and temperature or general notes

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Privacy and security  Does the app:
  • collect medical information? Yes
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? Yes
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? Yes
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What does the app do?

This app helps you keep track of your medicines. It allows you to create a medication list and set reminders or prompts to remind you when to take a particular medicine. The app also allows you to record medical tests, measurements and results, add medical appointments to a dairy, and record how you are feeling. 

For the complete app description, go to Google Play(external link) (Android) iTunes(external link) (Apple) and, for a detailed review, see Reviews.


✔  Can select appearance of medicine – the app has provision to record the shape and colour of medication

✔ Allows user to keep count of medicines left and prescription number

✔ Easy to use

✔ Can share reports with others

✔ Can keep track of appointments

✔ Can include measurements such as blood pressure, blood test results, pain scores, mood, weight and temperature or general notes
✘ The medication list is based on medications available in the US – some medication brands may not be relevant in New Zealand

Review details

  • April 2020: Version: 8.76.09159, Apple 
  • September 2016: Version: 7.00.02219, Android

Related topics

Medication reminder apps
NZ Health App Library
Remembering to take your medicine
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The following references relate to articles about apps for medication adherence.

  1. Haase J, Farris KB, Dorsch MP. Mobile applications to improve medication adherence(external link). Telemed J E Health. 2016 Jun 1.
  2. Nguyen E, Bugno L, Kandah C, et al. Is there a good app for that? Evaluating m-health apps for strategies that promote pediatric medication adherence(external link). Telemed J E Health. 2016 Apr 12. 
  3. Davies MJ, Kotadia A, Mughal H, et al. The attitudes of pharmacists, students and the general public on mHealth applications for medication adherence(external link). Pharm Pract (Granada). 2015 Oct-Dec;13(4):644.
  4. Becker S, Brandl C, Meister S, et al. Demographic and health related data of users of a mobile application to support drug adherence is associated with usage duration and intensity(external link). PLoS One. 2015 Jan 28;10(1).
  5. DiDonato KL, Liu Y, Lindsey CC, et al. Community pharmacy patient perceptions of a pharmacy-initiated mobile technology app to improve adherence(external link). Int J Pharm Pract. 2015 Oct;23(5):309-19.
  6. Heldenbrand S, Martin BC, Gubbins PO, et al. Assessment of medication adherence app features, functionality, and health literacy level and the creation of a searchable Web-based adherence app resource for health care professionals and patients(external link). J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2016 May-Jun;56(3):293-302.
  7. Lindsey Dayer, Seth Heldenbrand, Paul Anderson, et al. Smartphone medication adherence apps: Potential benefits to patients and providers(external link). J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2013 Mar-Apr; 53(2): 172–181
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