MedTap is a free information app, developed by our cardiovascular team. It offers a wide range of information with short, informative videos on conditions and medicines. You can:
- watch videos on topics such as heart attacks, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure
- get answers to common medicine questions – when and how to take your pills, what to do when you have a side effect, how to reorder more pills
- watch dermatology videos
- access information from Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation
- record your medicines using the dedicated list function
- 'favourite' videos that are important to you, making it easy to find and watch them again
- set an alarm to sound at the time you need to take your medicine
- document your allergies
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MedTap offers short videos from NHS staff on your medicines, in clear language, that you can access whenever you need.
Watch our 'Remembering to take your medicines' video.
Some patients forget to take their medicines or might not take them in the correct way.
This can result in you not getting the best benefit from them, or causing some harm.
There are some simple things you can do to help you to remember to take your medicines in the correct way.
Firstly, it is important you understand why you need to take a medicine and have agreed with a doctor, nurse or pharmacist this is something you are prepared to try.
To help you remember to take your medicines, it can be useful to build reminders into your daily routine.
So, if you take your medicines of the morning with food, try building into your routine that 'I will take my medications every morning when I have my first cup of tea'
The use of an alarm can be a great way to remind you to take your medications.
If you have a mobile phone, you can programme the alarm to go off everyday at the time you would like to take them.
Many patients like to buy their own pill box from a local pharmacy and pop out the medications into daily compartments.
If you're struggling to pop your pills out or use inhalers or eyedrops, please discuss with your local community pharmacist as they will be able to help.
For more tips or individual support, please discuss with your specialist team, GP or pharmacist.
For more information visit our YouTube channel for videos about:
- tablet and prescription frequently asked questions
- understanding your medicines after a heart attack
- understanding your heart failure medicines
- understanding your anticoagulant medicine
MedTap doesn't share any personal information. Medicine, appointments, and test results recorded through the app are only available to you. If you delete the app, then any information you have recorded will also be deleted.
This app has been developed as a reference aid only and we make no representations or guarantees as to the completeness or adequacy of any of the information contained in this app, or the app's compatibility with any policies and procedures of other hospitals or clinics.
This app does not take into account the individual circumstances of a patient and may not contain all the information you require. It is therefore not to be used as the sole basis for prescribing or care of any person and must be used in conjunction with appropriate professional judgement and all relevant policies and procedures.
Neither Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust nor Cranworth Medical Ltd. shall be liable for any claims or losses arising from the use or misuse of this app, its contents, any omissions from its contents, or otherwise.
It is your responsibility to make sure you're using the most up-to-date version of this application.
Last updated: October 2022