Apple yesterday announced a new “Medications” experience for the Apple Watch and iPhone. The Medications app helps users manage and track their medications, supplements, and vitamins.
The Medications app also allows users to create a list of their medications, set up medication schedules and reminders, and view information about their medications in the Health app. The Medications app on the Apple Watch allows users to conveniently track medications from anywhere.
As noted by MacRumors, users can search for their medications and manually add them or scan them using the iPhone’s camera. The publication says the iPhone can read the label and interpret what you’re taking, though some fine-tuning of your dose may be required. Add in the time the medication is taken and how often to set up a reminder. A custom schedule for each medication can be set up, and each one can be given a unique visual with a customizable background.
Custom schedules can be created for each medication, whether it needs to be taken multiple times a day, once a week, or as needed, and users can set up reminders to help keep them on track. In the US, users can receive an alert if there are potential critical interactions with medications they have added to the Health app.
Apple Watch users will be able to view all of their medications in the new Medications app, making it easy to check them off when you take them by tapping on a prescription in the app and then tapping on either Taken or Skipped to log it.