iPhone’s Health app lets you track your health and fitness, check medical issues, and access hospital information. iOS 16 adds medications management.
Early adopters can try iOS 16’s public beta immediately. You may add and track drugs, make reminders, and read about drug interactions. How it works:
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Swipe down the Health app summary screen and tap Add a Medications. Click Browse, then Select Medications under Health Categories and Add a Medication.
Type your medication. Tap the matching entry. If listed, choose the right name and dosage. If the drug isn’t listed, snap a photo of it.
Tap Start and position the drug as advised. If the medication is scanned, select it. If available, choose the right name and dosage.
Some drugs come in cream, pill, oral solution, or capsule form. If you didn’t specify the dosage when you added the drug, the next screen will ask for it. Tap Next to continue.
A search or scan should find FDA-approved drugs. Medications can be manually added if not found. To add medication, tap Search by Name, then Next.
If you manually add a drug because it can’t be found by search or scan, you must select its type, such as capsule, liquid, cream, drops, or spray. You then choose a measurement unit, such as mg, g, or mL.
Time and Frequency
After entering a drug, you’re asked how often and when you take it. Tap Frequency and pick Regularly, On Specific Days, As Needed. Then hit Done.
Select Add your medication time under Time of Day. If you take it multiple times each day, add more. Tap the 1 tablet link (if the drug is a tablet), then tap Next.
Color and Shape
Confirm the pill’s shape and colour. Hit the drug’s form, then tap Next. Match the medication’s hue.
You may also apply a backdrop colour to each drug to differentiate them or to accentuate the image. After, tap Next.
Check the medication’s name, dosage, and schedule. To modify details, tap the Back arrow in the upper left corner. This summary screen lets you add optional details. Next.
As you add more prescriptions, the next screen shows probable interactions. Choose an item to check if it interacts with your prescriptions. Tap Done. If needed, tap Add Medication.
After adding everything, view your meds on the Summary screen. Check the Log for drug schedules. Your Drugs lists your medications, dosages, and frequencies. The Interactions section lists medication interactions.
To see a drug’s summary, tap it. Tap the Edit link next to Timetable to adjust the schedule. Scroll down to see your info. To edit, tap Edit.
About provides pharmaceutical information. Tap Side Effects for medicine side effects.
You can remove or reorder medications on the list. Tap Edit next to Your Medications, then discard those you no longer take. This drug is then preserved in case you need to add it back later.
To reorder drugs, press and drag the hamburger icon next to a listing.
iPhone alerts you visually and audibly when it’s time to take a scheduled medication. To see planned meds, tap the notification. Tap the Taken or Skipped button to indicate whether you took or skipped a dose.
The Logged portion of the Summary screen lists medications you took and when.