Mark Medication Times On Calendar

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.


By Marjae from Kingston, NY

May 13, 20110 found this helpful

This tip is a little ridiculous, at least in my mind. If I can't remember to take the meds, how am I supposed to be expected to remember to write it on the calendar?

The way I remember is I keep my meds in those plastic med boxes. I buy mine at the dollar store. I label each one with the time, it already has the day of the week. If I have started them on a day other than Sunday then I start filling on the day that I actually started taking the pills.

This way I can tell at a glance if I have forgotten a dose, because that dose will still be in the box.

Another advantage to doing it this way, is if I'm going to be away from home at med time, I just take the box with me so I can take it at the correct time.

Also I keep the box (at home) next to my plate so that I remember to take the meds. Or if the med time doesn't coincide with meal time, then I set an alarm clock to remind me. I set one clock for each dose during the day (I got the clocks from the dollar store too).

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May 17, 20110 found this helpful

I'm all for any workable method to remember important things like taking your meds. However, I also use my "pill-minder" instead of writing it down. I couldn't see a note once I wrote it, in any case.

I tried to get hubby to follow my method - especially when he was recently on Acyclovir. Five daily doses - what a hassle! For several days, he took it just whenever it "felt" like the right time, which was sometimes only one hour since the previous dose. I finally blew up at him and bullied him into allowing me to help him spread out the doses properly. For that, I reset the alarm on my watch after each dose, and verbally listed the times he'd taken it to know when he'd taken the final daily dose. Was I ever glad when we finished!

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October 12, 20150 found this helpful

I take medicine in the morning, turn bottles upside down then in the evening I turn them right side up before I go to bed. Works for me!

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