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NLM Releases MyMedList

MyMedList (MML) is the latest free app released by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) that allows users to electronically manage their current and past medications. This would be particularly useful for someone who takes many medications at different frequencies or manages this information for family members (you can create multiple profiles).  The lists can be saved, printed and even emailed.

Initially, the app asks you to create a profile which includes name, birthdate, insurance info, etc. It isn’t necessary to fill out every field. Once you complete your profile, you can enter medications manually or import a list from an Apple device.  When manually entering, you search by the medication name and select the appropriate dosage.  It then takes you to a screen that allows you to enter start/stop dates, amount of medication, frequency and any special instructions (take before bed, take on empty stomach etc). At the bottom of this page, you can click on the DailyMed entry for that drug.  Basically, DailyMed reproduces the FDA-approved information found on the insert of the prescription.  You can also search DailyMed separately and look up medications by drug name, class or NDC.

MyMedList is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad (requires iOS 5.0 or later).