The 10 Best Medication-Related Apps for Thyroid Patients

And They’re Free!m

We all know how important it is to remember to take our prescribed medications. For thyroid patients, our health depends on taking our daily thyroid pills – and at the right time. If you don’t take your thyroid hormone replacement medication, for example, you risk becoming hypothyroid.

Hyperthyroidism patients who don’t take their antithyroid drugs are at risk of worsening symptoms, and even thyroid storm. 

Many of us are also taking care of children or acting as caregivers for other family members, and part of our job is to ensure that they get their prescription medications. 

It’s not just remembering the medications – but in some cases, knowing that there is a possibility of interactions or cross-reactions between prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. 

Here are free apps that can help you stay on track, remain informed, check for interactions, get reminders, and much more. 

1
Medscape App

Medscape.com

 Drug references, including interactions, formulary information and more. A detailed library of information for more than 4000 diseases and conditions, medical news,  and more . The Medscape App is used by 50% of doctors, and 75% of med students.

iPhone, iPad, iTouch   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/medscape/id321367289?mt=8

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medscape.android

2
Pillpack.com

Pillpack.com

The PillPack app is available for stand-alone use, but is part of the whole package of services from Pillpack.com, a full-service pharmacy that delivers your prescriptions packaged to take in individual doses by day and time. (We reviewed the PillPack.com service in this article.) 

iPhone, iPad, iTouch - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id955593437?mt=8&pt=website&ct=NONE

3
Mango Health

Mango Health

The Mango Health app reminds you when it's time to take medications, records doses, alerts you to interactions, and staying on track gives you real-life rewards. A fun app!! 

iPhone, iPad, iTouch   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mango-health-medication-manager/id560657279?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Android   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mangohealth.mango

4
Drugs.com Medication Guide App

Drugs.com

Look up drug information, identify pills, check interactions, and set up your own personal medication records.  

Phone, iPad, iTouch https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drugs.com/id599471042

5
Drugs.com Pill Reminder

Drugs.com

Set up detailed reminders for your prescription medications and supplements


iPhone, IPad, iTouch   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pill-reminder-by-drugs.com/id453359236?mt=8

6
Zibdy Health

Zidby.com


ZibbyHealth lets you scan medication bar codes to make a medications list, check interactions, control the privacy of drugs stored in your medication list, get reminders on your phone, by email, text or phone call, and vaccination reminders.  

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zibdy.VPB.client

7
Pocket Pharmacist by Danike, Inc.

Danike, Inc.

Features summaries of the 1,500 prescription medications in the United States, with interactions, precautions, side effects, available strengths, and other useful information.

iPhone, iPad, iTouch   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocketpharmacist-drug-information/id387365379?mt=8

8
MediGuard by Quintiles

Quintiles

Provides safety alerts, recalls, updates, and a check for drug interactions, along with hourly, daily or weekly pill reminders 

iPhone, iPad, iTouch   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mediguard/id671009450?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

9
GenieMD

Genie MD


A Symptom Checker, provider search, health information, and add-on services allow you to track vital signs, medications, exercise routines and more. 

iPhone, iPad, iTouch https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geniemd/id544369883?ls=1&mt=8

10
MedBox by Parker-O'Brien and Associates

Medbox.com


MedBox automatically sends you reminders to take your medicine at the right time every day.  


iPhone, iPad, iTouch, iWatch   

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