Remembering to take my medication

It is often hard to fit medications into your schedule, especially if you are taking many medications at once. The key is to find a system for organizing and remembering to take the medications that works for you.

Here are some tips to help you manage your medication schedule:

  • Make the medication part of your routine. Take it right before or after another activity that you do every day, such as dressing, eating breakfast (check to make sure your medication can be taken with food before trying this), taking a shower, or going to bed.
  • Try placing the medication bottle in a place where you will see it, for example, near the coffee pot, by the door. Make sure that the place you choose is out of the reach of children and away from heat and humidity, or in a cupboard above a stove or fridge.
  • Create a dose tracker.
  • Use a "compliance aid" (sold at pharmacies- ask your pharmacist):
    • Blister packs
    • Dosettes
    • Alarms

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