Remembering to Take Medicine

Closeup of Pills in Weekly Medication Organizer
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 page about remembering to take medicine.

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June 9, 2011

I have one of those 7 day vitamin/ herbal supplement containers, and every week I fill it up with the week's takings. When I put it into the kitchen cabinet, by the end of the week I managed to miss one or two day's worth. I guess the old saying "out of sight out of mind" fits this every week.

In order to remember, I glued a magnetic strip length wise on the bottom of the container. The magnetic box now sits on the side of the refrigerator and I see it when I enter the kitchen. This would work well for someone who needs to take daily medications and can't miss a dosage.


I used E-6000 glue; it works the best. I don't think super glue will hold or last very long.

By xintexas from San Antonio, TX

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December 17, 2019

Since my blood pressure medication has been increased, it is very important that I don't forget to take it in the morning. For years, when I take my nightly medication, I have been putting my morning medication in this little jar and setting it on the counter where I will see it and remember to take it. Like some other times, it didn't work the other day and it got pushed back and forgotten.Strips of paper to remind you to take morning medication.


I thought of another solution to help me remember to take it.

I set it on two pieces of scrap paper that I use for grocery lists. When I enter the kitchen in the morning, it gets my attention immediately and I go on and take it then.

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May 12, 2011

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.

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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.

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December 11, 2004

When my husband needs medication refilled, he puts it on our computer desk right beside our phone where I will see it and remember to call it in and get it refilled for him. By Robin

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June 29, 2012

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.

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November 11, 2020

I don't know about you but when I have to take a medication more than one time a day, I can't remember if I've taken it and when the next time is I'm supposed to take it. I remedied this by making a pill reminder band for the pill bottle by using a couple post-it notes.

A post-it note strip as a pill reminder.

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October 31, 2004

Always forgetting if you remembered to take your pills at noon? Here's an easy and cheap way to keep track. Using an egg carton, number the cups with the hours of the day from rising to bedtime. Place the appropriate dosage of each pill in the correctly numbered cup. Viola! No more missed doses.

By Suzanne S.

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