Medisafe Meds and Pill Reminder

Medisafe Meds and Pill Reminder app

  • An app aimed at anyone wanting to keep track of their medicines, including when to take them.
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Medisafe Meds & Pill Reminder app 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 note.
Clinical review 

4.5 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? Yes
  • Require a login? No
  • Have password protection? Yes
  • Have a privacy policy? Yes
  • Require internet access to use? Yes

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How to get the app

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 below.



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.

Clinical review

4.5 star review

: Angela Lambie, Pharmacist, Auckland
Date of review: April 2020
Platform: Apple
Version: 8.76.09159

Comments: This is a great app to help users to remember appointments and when to take their medicines. If users select 'when medicine taken', it can produce a report of medicines taken. Users can also include other data such as their blood pressure and blood test results, weight, mood and adverse effects.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Some of the medicines on the drop down lists are not available in New Zealand, but medicines can be manually added if they don’t list the New Zealand brand.

Clinical review

4 star review

: Sarah Bannerman, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand.
Date of review: September 2016
Platform: Android
Version: 7.00.02219

Comments: This app is useful for patients who want to keep track of their medication. Within the app there is a video that provides additional support on how to use the app to manage your medicines.  
Safety concerns: The app does not have provision for the user to record both the brand name and the ingredient name of the medication.
New Zealand relevance: The brands of the medicines are US based. These may not be applicable to New Zealand. 

User review

5 star review

: Member of the public, Porirua, Wellington 
Date of review: February 2020
Comments: I’ve been using Medisafe for a few years. It has a great range of features, scheduling, refills and appointment reminders, can share alerts if a carer is involved, can export reports. I never have a problem with it. 

User review

4 star review

: Member of the public, Wellington
Date of review: July 2019
Comments: I like that you can schedule all your medication that you take regularly plus have the ones that you take as required. 

User review

5 star review

: Anonymous, Auckland
Date of review: January 2019
Comments: The app is easy to use, you can customise what each med looks like, if you miss a dose you can specify why and the refill reminders are great. However the app is not New Zealand based, so most of the saved meds are other brands, but it just means it takes a little longer to input manually.


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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