Guidelines: How to use the Leaphy app?

On the home screen, you’ll see a camera icon (for Android) or a square (for Apple). Tap on it to activate the scanner. (Make sure Leaphy has access to your camera when using the app.)

Scan the bar code (free delivery medicines)  or the Metrix code (medicines on prescription) on the package.

The leaflet will instantly appear on your screen for you to read.

To manually search for a leaflet, look for the magnifying glass icon on the home page. Tap on it to go to the search page. Type in the name or the first few characters of the medicine and tap enter.

You will see a list of medicines matching your search criteria. Tap on the desired medicine to access the leaflet.

To  search a leaflet by symtoms, look for the magnifying glass icon on the home page. Tap on it to go to the search page. Tap on symtome. Type in the name of symtome like Fever. Tap enter.

You will see a list of medicines matching your search criteria. These are all the leaflets wher the defined symtom appears in the chapter indication. Tap on the desired medicine to access the leaflet.

The leaflets are displayed according to the language setting of your smartphone: Dutch, French, or German. If your language setting is different, the leaflets will default be displayed in French.

You can store a leaflet in one of the libraries. When you find the leaflet, click on the book icon at the top right and add it by clicking on the “+” sign.

You can create up to three libraries, each capable of storing a maximum of 20 leaflets. For example, you can have one library for yourself, one for your partner, and another for your children.

The first time you store a leaflet in a library, Leaphy will suggest a default library named “Library 1.” Store the leaflet here.

On the home page, click on the settings icon at the top right of your screen. Here, you can rename, save, or remove a library.

When storing the next leaflet, you will have the option to create a new library. You can have up to three libraries, each capable of containing a maximum of 20 leaflets.

Leaphy provides an image of the medicine package. This is an ongoing process, so the image might not be available yet. However, it will be added soon.

To remove a leaflet from a library, go to the home page and select the library. Then, tap and hold on the leaflet image. A screen will pop up asking you to confirm or to cancel the deletion.

GTIN data, which includes the expiry date of your medicine, comes from the matrix code on your package when scanned. Only reimbursed medicines contain this data. Over-the-counter medicines have a bar code that does not include this information. Additionally, when you perform a manual search, the GTIN section will not appear for this reason.

 

There might be instances where a leaflet does not appear in the Leaphy app. While we strive to include all medicines, new medicines may not be visible immediately as this is an ongoing process. Please note that Leaphy only contains leaflets for medicines, not for para pharmacy or cosmetic products available at the pharmacy.

If you wish to report a missing leaflet, please send an email to info@leaphy.com, and we will address the issue promptly.

The leaflet data come from the governmental organization “FAGG – AFMPS” in Belgium, which provides all leaflets in PDF format. Leaphy converts this data into an electronic format according to the directives of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and does not change any content or structure. We continuously update our database. The price and reimbursement information comes from the SamV2 database.

Currently, Leaphy offers all medicine leaflets for Belgium in three languages: Dutch, French, and German. We are working towards expanding our services to cover all EU countries. Rest assured, you will be notified once this expansion occurs.

The text size of the leaflets is designed to be easily readable and to seamlessly fit into the app’s design. However, if you prefer a larger text size, you can adjust your device’s text settings, as Leaphy follows these settings.

The Leaphy app is completely free to download for everyone, including patients and healthcare providers, who are the primary users. There are no costs associated with using the app, and there is no premium version available for purchase.

Feel free to reach out via email to info@leaphy.com for any questions or inquiries about the app or its content. We strive to respond as promptly as possible and welcome all suggestions you may have.

Leaphy provides a vital service by offering access to medicine leaflets. It’s important to note that Leaphy does not aim to recommend any medical therapy or treatment.

We always advise reaching out to your physician or pharmacist if you have any questions regarding your medicines. (see also the legal conditions in the app)