5 Tips for Remembering Your Medication
If you're like most people, you probably don't give much thought to your medication regimen. But if you're not taking your medications as prescribed, it can have serious consequences for your health.
Here are 5 tips to help you remember to take your medications on time:
1. Set a daily alarm on your phone or another device.
A great way to stay on top of your medication schedule is to set alarms on your phone each time you need to take the medicine. That way, no matter how busy life gets, you’ll be sure to get a reminder when it's time for your next dose and can make sure your medication intake stays consistent.
2. Put your medications in a visible place where you'll see them every day.
Try to find a visible place in your daily routine that puts your pills in plain sight. For instance, put them on the bedside table when you go to sleep or on the kitchen counter while prepping meals. That way, they’ll always be right in your line of sight and easily accessed when it’s time to take them.
3. Write down when you need to take each medication, and check off each dose as you take it.
Why not start by writing a reminder o yourself or placing a post-it on your mirror reminding you so that it's always in view? You can also create a planner for yourself to keep track of when you've taken your medication.
4. Set up reminders with a family member or friend who can check in with you.
To help make sure you don't fall behind, consider checking in with a friend or family member who can hold you accountable. Ask them to remind you at regular intervals to take your medications.
5. Put all your meds in a dedicated and labeled pillbox.
Here's an easy tip: Put all your medication in a dedicated and labeled pillbox! Storing meds like this will make it easier to remember when to take them, as well as reduce the risk of medication errors.