As we get older, many of us will depend more on different prescription medication. We may have one to control our cholesterol and another for our blood pressure. We can have another for blood sugar control, and so on. Each pill we take has a different dosage. From how many
pills a day to the number of hours between each dose, it can get confusing. If you are one of the people who take multiple medication everyday, here are some tips on how to organize it.
Use a pill box/organizer
Pill boxes are are very cheap and handy. I recommend you choose one that has multiple compartments for both day and time. This makes it very clear what dose is needed for specific times. Always be sure you fill them correctly and accurately. It is easy to drop an extra pill in 1 compartment. You may also want to check if it is ok for different pills to be in the same compartment. There may be some drugs that react to each other.
Write your schedule and put an alarm
Whenever you are organizing anything, it is always important to write it down. It makes it easier for you to visualize and understand the schedule you have to keep.
It will also be easier to remember taking your medication if you partner it with another activity. For example, for each meal you have there is a certain pill you need to take. When you brush your teeth at night, there is another dosage you will take. As you do this more often, it will become routine and second nature to you.
Organize your medicine cabinet
It helps to have all your pills in one location. It makes it easier to find and easier to remember. If you have other people in your home taking prescription medication, put your medicines in the same location. You will be able to remind each other to take your medication. Just make sure all medication is clearly labeled. It helps to put your pills in a visible place that you often look at. This will help remind you each time.
Talk to your doctor
If after all these steps, you are still struggling to keep track of your medicine intake, talk to your doctor. There may be some pills he can prescribe that will replace multiple pills simplifying your schedule. He may change your dosage to reduce the number of times you take pills each day. Take his advice to get insured. At Dave Silver Insurance, we aim to provide comprehensive insurance policies that makes your life easier. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (941) 907-2879. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.