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Old woman holding prescription drug bottles.

Prescription Drugs Tips for SeniorsThis is a page about prescription drugs tips for seniors. Whether you are looking for good ideas to make your prescription bottles easy to identify or for how to save money on their purchase, there are some good tips to keep in mind.

 

A post-it note strip as a pill reminder.

Pill Time ReminderI 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 man looking through a medicine cabinet for his prescription.

Keeping Track of MedicationWhen you need to take more than one medicine during the day, there are a number of ways you can help yourself stay organized and remember. This is a page about keeping track of medication.

 

A plastic card being used as a pill splitter.

Plastic Card as Pill SplitterI found a good use for those AARP cards I received in the mail. For a pill splitter, tape two plastic cards together. Lay your pill on the edge of the cards and press down.

 

Bottles of prescription medication.

Medication Reminder Software Suggestions?This page is about medication reminder software suggestions. A computer application can help you when there is a need to administer medicine. You want to make sure you stay on an effective schedule.

 

Organizing Medication

Organizing MedicationsThis page is about organizing medications. Keeping your medicines easy to find helps you to take accurate doses when you need to.

 

Prescription Bottle and Pills

Prescription Drug SafetyThis is a page about prescription drug safety. Many of us take prescription drugs at one time or another. It is important to use these medications safely.

 

Disposing of Prescription Drugs

Disposing of Prescription DrugsThis is a page about disposing of prescription drugs. Expired and unused prescription drugs should be disposed of safely.

 

Closeup of Pills in Weekly Medication Organizer

Remembering to Take MedicineThis is a page about remembering to take medicine. 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.

 

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How Do I Stop Taking Prescription Sleep Medications Safely?Has anyone ever stopped the sleeping pill Ambien after taking it for several years. If so, how did you come off it? Thanks and God bless!

 

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Use Chain Drugstores For Prescriptions When TravelingMy prescriptions here in Los Angeles are all from the neighborhood Rite-Aid drugstore. But since my husband and I often travel, I find it convenient to know that because the drugstores are all linked by computer, my prescriptions are on file.

 

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Getting Prescriptions From Drug Companies?My sister is married and her husband just lost his full time job. Both of them are part time workers now. She is 62 and they have no insurance. She is on Singulair and Advair.

 

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Get Medication Information from Your PharmacistI have been taking synthroid for several years. I also take a medication for blood pressure. For the sake of convenience I have been taking them first thing in the morning both at the same time.

 

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Travel with Medications in Original ContainersI recently saw a tip from someone advising you to put your medications in those convenient daily containers when going on trips to avoid carrying the medicine bottles. I would strongly advise that you not do this!

 

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Automatic Refills at WalgreensI was constantly checking medicine bottles for refill dates. I discovered automatic refills at Walgreens. I set all of my husband's medications and mine on automatic refills and Walgreens e mails me when the prescriptions are ready.

 

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Get The Brand Prescribed By Your DoctorMy doctor called in a prescription for me, and specified the particular brand he wanted me to have. But instead of getting the brand he prescribed, I was given a different brand by the pharmacy, which had a terrible reaction to my system.

 

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Side Effects of Adderal?I've been on Adderal XR 30 mg for about 5 months now and my face has broken out in big red pimples. Does anybody have this problem besides me? Please answer.

 

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Using Prescription Meridia for Weight Loss?Just wondering if anyone out there has been on the pill Meridia and had any luck on it?

 

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Dispose of Prescription Bottles SafelyBe especially safe with your old prescription bottles. Be sure and mark through the name of person and drug name with a marker before putting in trash as some people would try to get it filled, especially if it is for a pain pill.

 

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Prescription Savings on IbuprofenMy doctor wrote me a script for ibuprofen tablets. I had no idea how much cheaper this would be then just buying at the store. I bought 270 pills 800 mg. size for $20.00. I usually pay $3.00 for 100 pills 200 mg. size (generic).

 

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Use Craft Containers For Daily Medication and Vitamins.The dosette cases from the pharmacy did not have enough room to hold my daily vitamins and medication. The craft or dollar store have small round cases that screw into one another.

 

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Use a Light as a Pill ReminderI used to be so sleepy when I'd go to the bathroom to take my morning pill that later in the day I couldn't remember if I'd taken my pill or not.

 

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Mail Order Pharmacy That Ships to Columbia?Any one know of mail order pharmacies or stores that will ship to Colombia, South America? I know of someone who needs Prilosec there.

 

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Keep A Cache Of Vitamins And MedicationsBy having "caches" of vitamins in my weekend bag or medication in my pillbox, I can get though until I next get to the store or until the pharmacy can fill my prescription.

 

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Marking the Cap of PrescriptionsAfter I bring home a prescription medicine, I use a marker pen to write on the cap, the name of the pill and how many to take (ex: motrin, 3x's a day.)

 

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Buying Prescriptions From Canada?Does anyone have any experience on buying prescription medications mail order from Canada?

 

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Low or No-Cost Medicine?My sister is in need of low or no-cost medicines. I have seen e-mail address for them but do not remember them. If you can help her, please do and we will be forever grateful.

 

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Low Price Medications for Those Who QualifyRecently, we were the victims of my husband being put on salary and consequently losing overtime (meaning a monthly loss of income to the tune of over 1,000 plus dollars.) I had to scramble around to get my medication. . .

 

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Using A Mail Order PharmacyI talk to people every day who are amazed at how much they can save by using the mail order pharmacy that is available through their benefits package from their employer. It is nice to be able to use your local pharmacy for those medications that you need immediately, like an antibotic or a pain medication.

 

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Ask for Double Dose PrescriptionsInsurance prescription providers are suggesting you ask your Dr if he can prescribe meds in double dose, and you can cut them in half, saving you and your insurance company a bunch of money. Of course, this is for long term meds being subscribed for over a month.

 

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Help With Prescription Drugs?I need assistance paying for my Singular. Can Merck help me with this payment?

 

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Rebates for Prescription Drugs?My husband regularly takes several prescription drugs. I have seen where sometimes you can get a rebate coupon for up to $30 on prescriptions - does anyone know if there is a website that you can check drugs you are taking to see if they qualify for such rebates?

 

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Psoriasis on the Eyelids?I have psoriasis on my eyelids. The cream that has been prescribed says "Do Not use around eyes". This condition itches. Does anyone have any recommendations?

 

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Bad Experience With Levaquin?Has anyone else ever had a bad experience taking Levaquin?

 

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Can Prescription Drugs Affect a Perm?Does the drug OxyIR (oxycodone) stop your hair from curling during the perm process?

 

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