Forgetting your medicine? Try these tips to remember
If you sometimes forget to take your medicine, try these tips...
A printed calendar
- Mark the date on a calendar once you have taken your medication for that day. If you need to take medication two or three times in a day, then you can mark the date two or three times.
- Marking a calendar can also be useful if you need to take medication at odd intervals, such as two times a week or once a month.
Set an alarm
- Use your smartphone or an alarm clock to remind yourself that your medication needs to be taken at a particular time each day.
Use an app or your smartphone’s reminder widget
- There are a number of free apps you can download to help you remember or you can set a recurring reminder on your phone.
Talk to your Life Pharmacist
Life Pharmacy offers a number of ways to help you remember your medicine. You can get a pillbox with the days of the week labelled. Or talk to your Pharmacist about Life Pharmacy’s compliance packaging service in which your tablets and capsules are dispensed into a convenient, safe and reliable pack instead of bottles and boxes. The packs are labelled with the time and day to take each medicine – no more guesswork!