When it comes to health care and prescriptions, my first instinct is always to use a natural remedy, like essential oils, or homeopathic remedies. With 2 kids with asthma, however, I resort to prescription steroids, nebulizers, and antibiotics more than I would like. Thank goodness for the Walgreens Mobile App! It makes managing my family’s health a relatively simple process (hey, it works better than me scribbling doses and times on random pieces of paper!)
Of course my 2 children both get sick at the same time, making it double the medications for me to try to remember. Add in the confusion and break of routine in the holiday season and it’s practically a full-time job.
The Walgreens iPhone app (also for Android) helps me keep track of both my children’s asthma medications. Two weeks ago, both children were wheezing AND they each had a double ear infection. They were both on their asthma meds AND each on an antibiotic (but different doses). It was a LOT to keep track of, especially when I had to communicate their medications to different caregivers.
All I needed to do, though, was enter their medication frequency and dosage into the “Pill Reminder” section of the Walgreens App, and it’s done! Whenever a dose was due, I would get a notification on my phone to remind me who gets what. One less thing for me to keep track of = SCORE!
Also, for those who use Walgreens as their primary pharmacy, it is super-easy to order refills with the Refill Scanner. Just click on the “Refill By Scan” icon and scan the QR code or Barcode on the prescription. Bam, you’re done, meds are refilled and waiting at the Walgreens pharmacy!
Even though Walgreens isn’t my primary pharmacy, I can still take advantage of the “Pharmacy Chat” — ask a Pharmacy representative any health or over-the-counter medication questions. Obviously, this feature doesn’t take the place of a call to your doctor, but is a good source of information on the health solutions you can find at Walgreens. For example, I asked if the homeopathic remedy Chestal (by Boiron) had any interactions with my daughter’s allergy medications (it doesn’t.)
The Walgreens Mobile App isn’t just for the kids’ medications. I have been using the “Step” activity tracker to set personal fitness goals!
I’m currently a Balance Rewards Member at Walgreens – it’s free to sign up — and I love the “Steps” Activity Monitor! I enter my goal – currently 6,000 steps per day — and I earn Balance Rewards ($$) for completing my goals! Woohoo! Love that feature.
Oh, and when you’re in the store and want to use that Balance Rewards card, it’s easy to load onto your smartphone so you don’t need to carry anything extra around to take advantage of Balance Rewards. Just another way the Walgreens Mobile App makes my life easier.