Add and Manage Medication

Medication tracking is one of Connected Caregiver's most popular features. To take full advantage of medication tracking, you are able to add medications as well as medication schedules. This article is about adding medications. Click here for instructions on adding medication schedules.

Adding Medication

  • Tap the "Medication" button (bottom navigation) from anywhere in the app to reach the Medications page
  • Ensure that you have "Medication View" selected from the toggle switch at the top of the screen
  • Tap the blue circular "Plus" button to add a medication
  • Add a medication photo (optional)
  • Begin typing the medication name. As you type, a list of suggested medications will appear. When you see your medication on the list, tap on it to select the medication
    • You can search by brand name or by the generic drug name
    • Selecting from the list is the only way to take advantage of the drug interactions feature
  • Tap the "Prescription" or "Over The Counter" toggle switch to select the medication type
  • Enter dosage quantity
  • Tap the "Dosage Type" button to open up the type list
  • Choose dosage type from the list and tap "Save"

The rest of the options in the medication section are not required. You can tap the "Save Medication" button if you want to skip the optional section. Continue to the next section for instructions on filling in the optional information.

Adding Medication - Optional Notes

  • Fill in information about the prescribing physician
    • You may choose to type in the name and phone number manually or you may tap the Care Circle icon to select a professional contact from your Care Circle
    • Physician name and phone number will auto-fill from contacts if the data is available
  • Fill in information about the pharmacy
    • You may choose to type in the name, phone number, and address manually or you may tap on of the auto-fill options
    • One option is to tap the Care Circle icon to select a professional contact from your Care Circle
    • The other option is to search for a business using the maps icon
    • Either option will auto-fill the relevant business name, phone number, and address if the data is available
  • Fill in any additional instructions or notes that you may have about this medication (optional)
  • Tap "Save Medication" to save and return to the Medication View page

Managing Medication

From the Medication View page, you can see all of the medications you have added to your account, grouped by type (prescription or over the counter). If you need to edit any of the medication details, simply click the edit icon to the right of the medication name.

From here you can edit any of the previously entered details, or delete the medication using the button at the bottom of the page.

Potential Drug Interactions

If two or more drugs have an interaction,a red warning will appear at the top of the Medication View page. If there are two or more detected interactions, multiple warnings will appear. Tapping on one of the warnings will open a detail page that describes the medications involved, and what the potential interaction may be. Drug interactions are provided by the DrugBank database.


It is not the intention of Connected Caregiver to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health and their medications. Connected Caregiver urges you to consult with a qualified physician for advice about medications.  Connected Caregiver is a customer of DrugBank to provide medication information, DrugBank is intended for educational and scientific research purposes only.

DrugBank is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Users shall make use of DrugBank at their own risk.