If you or a family member needs to take medication on regular basis it is important to remember to take it at on the proper days and times. Forgetting to take your pills could be very bad for your health. This is a guide about remembering to take medicine.
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If you have to take medication every day or more, and don't always remember if you take it, get into the habit of writing on a calendar the time of day or night every time you take it. You might want a calendar just used for this.
I sort out most of my medicines into a weekly pill box. There is one that won't fit, it is a chewable tablet. I take it twice a day at no specific times. I have the bottle on the bathroom counter. I would sometimes forget if I took them or not. Now when I take the second dose for the day, I turn bottle upside down. If I am not sure I took it later in the day, I check the bottle. If it is upside down; yes I took it. If it is right side up; no I didn't.
In the morning I turn the bottle rightside up after I take it. If I am not sure I took it, again, check the bottle. If it is still upside down; no I didn't take it. Right side up; yes I did take it. This works for me. Maybe you can adapt this routine to help you with your medicine.
I set the recurring alarm on my cell phone. I may not hear it immediately when it goes off, but I'll see it sooner than later as I look at my phone quite often. The only downside to this is my phone's alarm will go off even if the phone is turned on silent or even turned off. So, I set my alarms to be a single beep so it's not going off at inappropriate times.
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