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Taking Your Medication as Prescribed

Taking your medication as prescribed is easier said than done. It’s simple to miss or skip a dose, or to take it at the wrong time of day. But not following your prescription means that your medication can’t work as it is intended – which can make your condition even worse!

The good news? You have a whole team to support you.

Our Medavie Mobile app can now give you reminders on when to take your medication, when to refill your prescriptions, and learn more about the importance of taking your medications as prescribed. Coming Soon!

Why is that important? Take a look:

Taking your medication as prescribed is easier said than done.

(A pencil is writing on a prescription pad.)

It’s simple to miss or skip a dose

(We see a calendar.)

or to take it at the wrong time of day.

(We see an alarm clock.)

Maybe you forget to pick up your refill on time

(We see a pill bottle’s content quickly running out.)

or maybe you’re feeling better

(A brown haired woman with her hands joined in front of her is smiling.)

so you don’t see the point of continuing your prescription.

But is that really a big deal? It can be.

Inconsistency with medication (like skipping a dose) means your condition is not as managed as well as it could be.

(We see an orange heart surrounded by a blue gear, which is linked to a black arm. A screwdriver works on the gear, while a wrench is working on the arm.)

And your health and quality of life can suffer.

(We see a graphic showing a descending line.)

Be sure to take the medication in the right amount at the right time and for the right length of time.

Otherwise it can lead to worsening of your condition or possible complications.

If you’re unsure talk to your pharmacist or physician.

(We see a woman with a benevolent smile, wearing a white doctor’s coat.)

Use My Prescriptions to set up reminders to take your medication at the right time

(The «My Prescriptions» mobile app is displayed on a cell phone. It shows a notification next to a pill shaped icon.)

(When clicking on the icon, the patient can look up the status of his prescription for Nexium (20mg). He can also set a reminder and manage his medication.)

and monitor when your prescription needs a refill.

It gives you one less thing to worry about.

(A Medavie Blue Cross advisor wearing a suit stands proudly and smiles.)

As your health care partner we’re here to help you achieve better health.

Medavie Blue Cross

You can download Medavie Mobile from your app store, or find out more here.

Additional resources

Here are a few other ways we can to help you manage your health.

Health Connected

You can learn more about what your medication does and how it helps in our Health Connected wellness portal. And if you’re unclear about a diagnosed condition or worried about possible side effects, be sure to talk to your pharmacist or physician about what to expect.

Health Coaching and Chronic Disease Management

Many of our members have coverage for our Health Coaching and Chronic Disease Management benefit. We have community-based health professionals who can help you through education and coaching. You can find a professional near you, and whether you are covered for this benefit, on the app or here.

Let’s work together to help you achieve better health.