Awareness,  Epilepsy

No-Fail Ways To Remember To Take Your Medication

We’ve all forgotten to take our medicine at some time in the past! It’s human to forget a
dose or take it late, so don’t panic if it happens.

When we have a lot on our plates…career, kids and other obligations, our focus can accidentally get side tracked.

Brain fog can even trip us up!

Missed A Dose? Here’s What To Do:
  • Avoid doubling up on your medicine
  • Call your doctor or pharmacist for advice
  • Work out a plan for your next dose with your pharmacist or doctor
  • Talk with your pharmacist or doctor about any concerns you might have

Thankfully technology has made reminding us a heck of a lot easier.

For the busy bees, those who endure brain fog, and just enjoy having that extra layer of security there are great FREE apps available and some wow-factor tips!

Helpful Medication Reminder Apps:
  • Smartphone alarm app
  • Epsy app (for iOS and Android)
  • Medisafe app (for iOS)
  • Mango Health app (for iOS)
BONUS – Tips & Tricks:
  • Take your meds at the same time every day
  • Leave yourself notes to help you remember. (Post-it Notes on your bathroom mirror or nightstand)
  • Use a pillbox with the days of the week
  • Keep a calendar to write down doses and when refills are due
  • Ask your pharmacist if they have reminder tops — caps with reminder alarms — for your medications
  • Turn your bottle upside down after you take your pills, then turn it upright at the end of the day as a reminder to start fresh tomorrow

What resource(s) or tip(s) help you remember to take your medicine?

Post in the comment box!

Tiffany Kairos

I am a happily-ever-after wife, an epilepsy diagnosee, advocate for epilepsy awareness (The Epilepsy Network), life lover & Christ inspired! Life is a journey and I'm loving every moment of it. Even the bumps in the road!

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    Gwen Soergel

    My alarm on phone helps me to remember to take my medications. I keep all of my meds in a gallon zipper bag, and I take my meds at the dining room table. When I’m finished taking my morning/evening dose I put all of my pill containers back in the bag, and I put the bag on my nightstand.

    I get a 90 day supply of my anti-seizure medications, and they are sent to me via mail.
    One of the reminders I use for refilling my medications is my calendar app and my wall calendar/daily planner.

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