Track Your Medications and Save Money With Sharecare

Sticking with your medication plan can be tough, but tools in the Sharecare app can help you stay the course.

woman tracking medication on smartphone

Updated on October 17, 2023.

Do you have a prescription to treat a chronic condition?

If so, you’re not alone. In fact, more than 60 percent of adults in the United States take at least one prescription medication daily.

And, be honest, do you have trouble taking your meds on schedule?

If so, you’re also not alone—and there’s no shame in admitting it. Research suggests that patients with chronic conditions only take their medications as prescribed about half the time.

Sticking to your treatment program can be difficult. The high cost of drugs, hard-to-understand dosing instructions and timetables, fear about side effects, and simple forgetfulness can all present hurdles to taking your meds as prescribed. Missing a dose (or two or three) happens to the best of us.

The good news is that Sharecare is here to help.

We understand that following your prescriptions is crucial in helping you manage your conditions. We also understand that patients confront challenges when it comes to taking medications. That’s why we’ve developed a suite of easy-to-use tools to help you stay on track.

You already use Sharecare (available for iOS and Android) to track your steps and stress, measure your RealAge, and follow health topics you’re interested in. And when it comes to sticking to your prescription, you can do even more.

Sharecare has medication features that can help you:

What’s more, within your Health Profile, you can learn more about how to take your medications properly, spot potential side effects, and be on the lookout for possible interactions between your medications and other drugs you take or foods you eat.

Managing your health is something you shouldn’t have to do alone. With help from your healthcare provider, your friends and loved ones—and from Sharecare—you can stay on top of your prescriptions, treat your conditions effectively, and live your healthiest life.

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Georgetown University. McCourt School of Public Policy. Health Policy Institute. Prescription Drugs. Accessed October 17, 2023.
Kirzinger, Ashley; Montero, Alex; Sparks, Grace; Valdes, Isabelle; Hamel, Liz. Public Opinion on Prescription Drugs and Their Prices. KFF (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation). August 21, 2023.
American Medical Association. 8 reasons patients don't take their medications. February 22, 2023.
Lee JK, Grace KA, Taylor AJ. Effect of a Pharmacy Care Program on Medication Adherence and Persistence, Blood Pressure, and Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA. 2006;296(21):2563–2571.

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