Antibiotics Reminder app
NPS antibiotics reminder app
When you’re prescribed a course of antibiotics it’s important to take them exactly as directed by your health professional — even if you begin to feel better — otherwise they won’t work as well as they should.
It can be hard to remember to take your antibiotics on time, so we’ve developed the Antibiotics Reminder app to help you:
- set alerts that remind you to take your medicines
- track whether you’ve taken all your doses
- record (and share) how you feel in a recovery diary.
Download it now for free from the App Store*.
*This app runs on iOS 5 or higher.
Why use a reminder?
If you’re prescribed antibiotics, it’s important that you follow your health professional’s advice on when, how and how long to take them.
By using the Antibiotics Reminder you can get the best results from your medicines and join the fight against antibiotic resistance in our community.
If you don’t take the antibiotic regularly and finish the full course, the bacteria causing your infection that are not killed can become resistant to that antibiotic. This means that the bacteria can survive and multiply, and the antibiotic will no longer be effective.
Find out more about antibiotic resistance.
Keep track of your antibiotics
The Antibiotics Reminder app provides a list of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics, so it’s easy for you to find and select your medicine quickly.
- Add a new medicine – including brand name and active ingredient
- Choose the correct form and strength you are taking
- View a history of the antibiotics you have taken
Set alarms at the times you should take them
- Customise your alarms
- Turn off all alarms if necessary
Record your progress
By recording how you feel each day, you can see how your symptoms improve over time — and share your road to recovery with friends and family.
Questions about antibiotics?
Find out more about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.
If you use multiple medicines, (not just antibiotics) try our Medicines List iphone app – this allows you to keep a list of all medicines you are using and set reminders.
Available now as a free download in the App Store.