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MyRxProfile – It Could Save Your Life®

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Being a mom, grandma, and a wife and of course a daughter, I have long been a caregiver in some capacity. My own health has really always been good, but seeing others deal with health issues and taking prescription medications made me understand how easy it could be to mix medications that could cause a potentially lethal reaction. Even something as simple as my grandchildren taking a cold medication mixed with a pain medication like Tylenol could cause a bad reaction.

According to FDA, there are more than 100,000 deaths due to adverse drug reactions and the annual cost of adverse drug reactions is $136 Billion dollars. What is even scarier than that?  50% of the 4.4 billion prescription medications that are dispensed in the United States are not taken correctly by patients. That is really mind-blowing if you think about it. How many medications do you take a day? Most of us probably only take one or two, if that. But many people, especially those of us who have aging parents that go through a myriad of health issues, or children who go through even the normal yearly sickness, must deal with lists of medications and the stress and worry of what could go wrong.

MyRxProfile

So what if there was a simple way to people recognize medication interactions which include over the counter products? MyRxProfile is an app that can easily help people manage over the counter and prescription medications and interactions with other medications by checking drug information and interactions with a simple scan of a barcode or typing your Rx prescription information.  MyRxProfile allows you to email your profile directly to your doctor too. Most of us don’t leave the house without our smartphones, so having an app like this could be a lifesaver for doctor appointments, medical emergencies, or even just everyday medication needs.

The app allows me to save multiple profiles at once, so I am able to not only keep up with my own medications if I am taking them, but also my grandchildren and my parent’s medications if I need to help them through hospital visits, surgeries, or other types of treatments. And for those of us who don’t take much on a regular basis, but might take something or have children who take something for pain like Tylenol, there is a new feature that alerts you if you are combining “like” ingredients, such as acetaminophen. Did you know that there are over 600 prescription medications that contain acetaminophen?

The MyRxProfile app is simple and easy to use. You can check for drug interactions with a simple swipe of your phone and scan of your prescription or over-the-counter medications. People shouldn’t have to second-guess whether or not they can take medications together. MyRxProfile has taken out the guesswork! It could save your life®!

Available on iOS and Android. For more information on MyRxProfile, visit MyRxProfile.com, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

 

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About Author

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer…SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and “Grams” to 3 grand children. She adores animals, and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, who’s mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four month old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna’s fur babies are her world.

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
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I love this app! So many drugs have interactions with other drugs and side effects that can stack. You have to be careful!

Vera Sweeney
Guest

I think everyone should download this! Medications can help us live better lives, but if we’re not careful, they can also hurt us!

Jeanette
Guest

This is such a good idea! I’m surprised this has not been around longer. There are so many different ways the drugs interact. Something like this is needed.

Jeni Hawkins
Guest

What a brilliant app! Prescriptions are scary enough with their own side effects, so mixing them with others that could be harmful is extra freaky!

Dawn Lopez
Guest

MyRxProfile sounds like a fabulous resource. I bet caretakers would benefit from this in a big way. If I ever find myself needing a few different medicines at the same time I would definitely try this out.

Kathy
Guest

This sounds like a great app. I’m going to have to download it too. I know I could really use this.

Amy Desrosiers
Guest

This app is really helpful! I had no idea it existed but I am glad I found out about it because it could save a life!

Kristin
Guest

This is great, I could totally use an app like this!

Meagan Ivie
Guest

I wish I would have known about this app when I worked as a nurse. Totally going to let my hubby who is a PA know about this. What a great idea.

Chelley
Guest

I need to share this with my inlaws- they care for my husband’s grandfather and just has SO many meds- this would be really helpful

Gingermommy
Guest

I love the idea of this app. I think everyone should have access to something like this.

Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
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This sounds as though this is a fantastic resource for those taking medications. It really is important to be careful when taking medications.

Jessica Terry
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It is really important that we be careful when taking medications! This is a great app!

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