7 tricks to help you remember to take your medication
According to the New York Times, in the United States, approximately 50 percent of medications for chronic diseases are not taken as prescribed by doctors.
Skipping a dose may sound harmless, but the reality is that when a treatment plan is not followed, a condition can worsen or present severe symptoms in the long term.
We have heard stories about people not filling their prescriptions or skipping medications because they forgot. Plus, keeping track of multiple medications can be tricky and sometimes confusing. So, we created this list to help you stay on track with your treatment plan.
Create a Routine: Take your medication right after an activity you do at the same time every day, like breakfast or brushing your teeth.
Set an Alarm: When timing is important when taking your medication, setting an alarm can help you stay on track with your treatment.
Use a Pillbox: If you need a visual reminder, having a pillbox can help you remember to take your medication and prevent double doses.
Keep them Visible: By leaving your medication in a safe place that is easy to see, you can avoid the “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” mentality. However, if you have children, keeping them in a hard-to-reach place is important to prevent an accidental medication intake.
Use a Medication App Reminder: Apps are a great tool in this modern era, and they don’t disappoint when looking for apps to help remind you of your medication.
Record each dose taken: Using a calendar or a medication tracker when taking your remediation can help you avoid missing doses or taking too many doses. We created a medication tracker document to help you remember to take your medication.