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07 December 2008

Mednotes, an Online Tool to Track Medicine & Alerts

I came across a press release for Mednotes, a new online tool which provides comprehensive information on medications for consumers. According to the press release, "MedNotes is an award-winning, easy-to-use, personalized medication management program that can be used to track the whole family's medications...MedNotes will help mothers and caretakers stay informed about their family's prescription and over the counter (OTC) drugs, safety news and possible allergic, food and drug interactions."

It seems like a tool which could be handy for many Food Allergy Buzz readers, since so many of us have medications for asthma, eczema, allergies and other health conditions. You can register for free or try it one time without registering at http://www.drugs.com/mednotes.html. I did a test run to see how it works, and it looks pretty useful. I input Singulair (my son's prescribed asthma maintenance drug) and the results provided recent news articles about Singulair, a clickable list of other asthma maintenance drugs to compare it with, FDA warnings, and user reviews and ratings. I was impressed--it is user friendly, and would be especially helpful for those with prescriptions for multiple drugs. 

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