Project for Rx Snapshot: Help People Manage Their Medications

Overview

Rx Snapshot is designed to help individuals manage their medications safely and more effectively. Your involvement will make a difference to people you care about.

The Problem

Many older Americans take multiple prescription medicines. Following the dosing schedules can be hard enough, and it gets more confusing when the drugs are prescribed by multiple doctors (general practitioner, specialists, etc.) Some medications can be harmful when mixed with others, and many pharmaceuticals have uncomfortable and/or dangerous side effects.

Most Americans over age 50 take an average of four prescription drugs each day.

The Solution

By helping people create and maintain personal medication records, you can prevent medication errors and ensure that they take the prescribed amounts of their drugs on schedule.

Time Commitment

From several hours to help an individual to several days to organize a broader effort.

Special Considerations

None

Who can do this?

Everyone

Great Reasons to do this Project

  • Help prevent medication errors and dangerous drug interactions
  • Help people in your community feel more confident and organized about their medication schedules
  • Help people take more control over their health and well-being
  • Help people save money by taking generic drugs when possible, and by making their prescriptions more effective through proper dosing