MyRxProfile – The App That Everyone Needs

MyRxProfile has the potential to save lives. Studies show that 1.5 million Americans are hurt each year by preventable medicine errors. Many people are unaware that over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics can cause potentially serious adverse effects when used in combination with other common medications. Even commonly used over the counter children’s cold and allergy medications can have an adverse drug reaction when taken with another commonly used medication like Adderall. That is really a scary thought if you have a child who is on a regular medication and gets a cold or a fever and you don’t realize there are potentially lethal results to giving something as simple as Tylenol.

Pharmacist Robert Baker realized there was a problem with people obtaining overall drug information after conducting a lengthy amount of research. As a pharmacist, Robert has had extensive patient interaction for over the last 30 years. This gave him great insight into what patients need to have –useful at hand knowledge of their medications.  Some of the more important issues patients stressed were over the counter (OTC) interactions with their current medications, as well as interactions between their prescription medications. Patients also expressed the need to have an easily accessible list of all of their medications to present to their doctor – so they would know what their patient was taking and to have their own medication information on hand.

To fix the problem that so many of us have, Robert created MyRxProfile. The MyRxProfile app can alleviate the stress we go through as parents and caregivers by helping 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 doctor this medication profile directly. This really simplifies things!

One brilliant feature that stood out to me – you can add multiple profiles so that you can keep track of your own prescriptions as well as your kid’s prescriptions. This is really helpful for those of us who are taking care of multiple children who might be taking regular medications – or even those who are prone to something as simple as yearly allergies. I also like the fact that 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?

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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 a bar code. People shouldn’t have to second-guess whether or not they can take medications together. MyRxProfile has taken out the guesswork – and made it simple to potentially save a life!

The app is available for iOS and Android. For more information on MyRxProfile, visit MyRxProfile.com, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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