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Is Medication Synchronization for You?


Medication synchronization sounds complex and confusing. But it’s pretty simple. Also called med sync, it’s a free service through your pharmacy to help manage your prescription medications.

What Is Med Sync?

When you enroll in a med sync program, your pharmacist schedules all your prescriptions to refill at the same time, usually once a month. That means fewer trips to the pharmacy.

How Does Med Sync Work?

After you enroll, you will:

  • Choose the refill date that works best for you.

  • Get partial refills of some medications to synchronize your refills.

  • Set up text, email, or voicemail reminders to pick up your medication.

Does Med Sync Make Sense for You?

Whether you have a short illness or an ongoing condition, sticking to a treatment plan helps you get well and stay well. Med sync helps with medication adherence by making it easier to get your medication. People enrolled in a med sync program are three to six times more likely to stick to their treatment plan, according to a report in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.

Med sync makes sense if:

  • You take two or more prescription medications.

  • You have different prescriptions at different pharmacies.

  • You sometimes forget to pick up your medication or have trouble getting to the pharmacy.

  • You’re tired of having to make frequent trips to the pharmacy.

If any of these situations apply to you, talk to your pharmacist about enrolling in med sync.

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