Tips to Remember and Stay on Your Medications
The first step to staying on your medication is understanding what you are taking and why.
Remembering to take your medicine is important. Daily reminders are often helpful when scheduling your medication doses. Try to time taking your medicine around activities that you do daily such as setting your alarm clock, brushing your teeth, eating your meals, going to work, or doing other daily activities.
Other ways to help yourself remember to take your medicine could be:
If you have tried these tricks and still have trouble remembering your medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. It may be possible to simplify your medication schedule or to put your medicine in special containers called blister packs to help you.
For important information about how to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your medications, as well as information that is important to know about your prescriptions, please read the following MedicineNet.com articles:
Portions of the above material has been provided with the kind permission of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-National Institutes of Health.
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2004
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