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.