Whenever you take multiple medications, you are at risk of drug interaction. Though most drug interactions aren’t serious, some are. As a result, it is important that you are aware of the potential risks when taking certain drugs. The more medications you take, the greater the risk that an interaction will occur. Interactions may decrease the effectiveness of the drug or cause unexpected side effects, such as increasing blood level and possible toxicity of a drug.

What it does

drugSafe helps you keep track of all the meds that are are taking, checks for drug interactions and warns you if any of the drugs you are taking are interacting with each other. It also provides information from GoodRx on drug pricing to help you find the cheapest prices.

How we built it

For the backend, I used Java and Sqlite database. For the front-end, I used HTML and Bootstrap. For checking drug interactions, I used the RxNav APIs.

Challenges we ran into

Learning how to use APIs and parse JSON was challenging. One of the buttons on the drug list page wasn’t working, so I had to find a way to fix it.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

This is my first time using APIs and I am proud that I managed to create my first working api project.

What we learned

I learned how to use APIs and parse JSON.

What's next for drugSafe

For the future, I would like to improve the UI.

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