Med Timers is an app that helps you manage and regulate medications or therapies, either for yourself or as a caregiver to others or pets. With it you can create up to 64 distinct timers with a variety of repeat and interval options.

When a timer must alert you you will receive a typical iPhone alert. Sliding that alert to the right will open Med Timers and take you to the timer in question, or if you wish you can manually open the app.

You can view the status of your timers at any time by monitoring the app’s main display. Touching a timer will bring up more details and allow you to take a pill early, or snooze the timer if desired (obviously you want to check with your licensed physician before doing things like snoozing certain medications).

I encourage you to read the help pages (touch the little lifesaver icon on the bottom) that will briefly remind you of how some of the app features work.

Taking a Pill
When you acknowledge a timer, two things happen:
1) A log is made in your medication history (touch the notepad at the bottom to view this)
2) The next time for the timer is scheduled.

If a timer is on an ‘interval’ to repeat multiple times a day, this interval starts when you ACKNOWLEDGE THE TIMER not when the timer originally fired. This is to ensure that the next dose has the minimal time fulfilled.

Setting up your timers
It has two types of timers: Daily and Continuous.

‘Daily’ timers have a start time and can be configured to go off at certain days of the week. If desired, you can specify an end time and an interval, and the timer will continue to fire throughout the day and stop once the end time is reached. Start and end times respect your time zone and daylight savings time however once a timer is scheduled, it ignores such changes as your body does not care about such time jumps.

When a daily timer is set to have an interval and if the next interval would push it past its end time, the daily timer will slide to the start time of the next configured day.

‘Continuous’ timers are open freewheel timers that never end until you suspend them. Set your interval and once you acknowledge one, it will go off based on the interval time, even late at night. These are useful to help monitor medications for hospital stays where the sense of time of day is irrelevant.

‘Off’ can be used to disable a timer without deleting it. The timer will no longer alert you. You can re-enable it with your options intact at any time. Disabling a timer is very useful if your medication or therapies change periodically and you may resume a particular timer at a later date.

Morning and Evening pills
For typical morning and evening pills, do not use a daily interval timer. If you try to use one timer for say, 7:00 AM and then a 12 hour interval Med Timers will ENFORCE that 12 hours go by SINCE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THE TIMER. So if you actually took the pill at 7:30 AM, it will not alarm you until 7:30 PM. The time always slides to the right based on your delay. These delays are for enforcing serious medication intervals that you do not want to deviate from the instructions.

What I recommend is that you create separate morning and evening timers. They will function independently and always go off at the expected times. Remember you have 64 of them, you won’t run out 🙂

Having separate alarms such as “Morning Medication”, or “Evening Exercise” also allows you to be more clear as to what you should do.


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