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.