The Essentials

Medication Reminders Made Easy With Apps

One of the problems of travel is that many of us forget to take our medications on time, or worse, forget to take them at all. But there are a number of apps out there to help remind us when and what to take.


Health is an app you can preload on your iPhone that keeps a log of all your medications, and it even includes the colors and shapes of the pills you take to avoid confusion.


Siri can also be programmed to give you audio reminders to take your medications based on the time zone you’re in. Google Assistant can also be set to do the same thing.


And then there’s Medisafe, a medication tracker that even warns you about side effects.